Raspberry Lime Cupcake Recipe

Posted on Apr 9 2015 - 12:09am by Susan Bewley

Raspberry Lime Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been amazed at all the amazing fruit deals lately at Kroger. Not just any fruit, berries. You can tell winter is officially over when fresh blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are once again affordably priced. Lately, I have been making a lot of fun berry desserts, ranging from berried oatmeal in my slow cooker to cobblers. Not only that, but I’ve been making the most delightful cupcakes. I don’t know what it is, but spring is one of those times I like to bake to my heart’s content and make the house smell like wonderful baked treats. That being said, it sometimes isn’t good for my husband or my waistlines, but it seems like a great sacrifice in the name of making delicious goodies for us and our family, don’t you think?

Of course, I had to take advantage of these deals and try making a yummy cupcake recipe. While I found using jam for this one was a bit easier, the results were delightful.  These yummy Raspberry Lime Cupcakes are truly out of this world and are a wonderful mix of sweet flavors. The raspberry icing is really just the icing on the cake (no pun intended). Best of all, they are very easy to make, something that is a big deal to me since I hate dealing with complicated cake recipes. Just think how fun it would be to serve these to friends or at your next play date? Personally, I can’t wait to make these for the rest of my family during our next gathering. I can see these cupcakes being an instant hit!

I am so confident that I am sharing this awesome recipe with all of you first. We think you will love this delicious Raspberry Lime Cupcake Recipe.  If you try this recipe, make sure to tell us what you think in the comment below!

Note: Special thanks to my friends Krista from Adventures of Country Divas for helping me with this recipe and pictures!


4.9 from 16 reviews
Raspberry Lime Cupcake Recipe
Raspberry Lime Cupcake Recipe
Cuisine: Dessert
Recipe type: Cupcake
  • Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 C sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ C Buttermilk
  • 1½ Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Lime zest
  • ¾ C butter unsalted
  • 5 C powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Raspberry Jam
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
Cupcake Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift all-purpose flour into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add baking powder, baking soda and salt to the flour and whisk place to the side.
  4. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer using a paddle, whip together butter, sugar until pale and fluffy
  5. Mix in egg, one at a time, add in the vanilla and mix
  6. In the liquid measuring cup add buttermilk,and Lime Juice, and Lime zest mix all together
  7. Mix all ingredients together by adding ⅓ of the flour mixture then add ½ of the buttermilk mixture and mix until it's all mixed together.
  8. Fill 12 paper lined muffin cups only to ¾ full so you may get more than 12
  9. Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted the center cupcake comes out clean, about 18 - 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool several minutes
Frosting Directions
  1. Chill the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, whip butter until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add in powdered sugar, butter, Jam and lemon juice all at once
  3. Set on Low speed and mix increasing to Med. slowly
  4. Continue to mix till the frosting is light and fluffy.
  5. Frost cooled cupcakes and top with a Raspberry



Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

45 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rena April 9, 2015 at 12:25 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! They look so cute and I hope I will be able to do it 🙂


  2. lisa April 9, 2015 at 10:32 am - Reply

    This does sound good, and I like the color contrast. I’m not as brave as you are cooking from scratch. Maybe I’ll get my husband to make these for me.I grow raspberries in my yard. I love them. It’s always a race each year seeing who gets to them first, me or the birds.Even with netting over top they still pick the berries.

    • Susan Bewley April 9, 2015 at 11:24 am - Reply

      We have blueberries that grow each year. Our fight is the birds and the neighborhood kids who cut through our yard. 🙂

  3. vickie couturier April 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    the grandkids would really enjoy this

  4. Preston Chapman April 9, 2015 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I bet these cupcakes will be great making me hungry. I will give my daughter the recipe.

  5. Alison Gibb April 9, 2015 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    These cupcakes look so delicious!! It looks like Spring at your house!

  6. tracee April 9, 2015 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    This looks good. I’m not a fan of cupcakes, but this combo would make for an awesome pie too, I bet.

  7. Dana Rodriguez April 9, 2015 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Not only do these sound delicious but they are pretty! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  8. Dana Truitt April 9, 2015 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Wow does this recipe sound and look delicious. I am a huge Raspberry lover, and wow they came out so cute like they were bought at the bakery! I hope mine look that good!! Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait to give it a try!, my daughter will love helping me in the kitchen!

  9. Sweta Sonulkar April 9, 2015 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    yummy and delicious

  10. denise low April 9, 2015 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this recipe. It looks delicious and I plan on making these.

  11. laura rubenstein April 10, 2015 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I have not tried this flavor before. It sounds really good. I would try it for sure.

  12. marla king April 10, 2015 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    These cupcakes look yummy. I have never had a cupcake with these flavors before & I would love to try them.

  13. Lici Lee April 11, 2015 at 10:57 am - Reply

    I love raspberries and you have me drooling to try this recipe. Clearing schedule for baking!!!

  14. Lici Lee April 11, 2015 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I love raspberries and you have me drooling to try this recipe. Clearing schedule for baking!!! Great recipe.

  15. Kimberly Flickinger (@kaflickinger74) April 11, 2015 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    These cupcakes look delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  16. Lorie Pattison April 12, 2015 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    two of my favorite flavors. going to try these for sure!

  17. Ambra Miller April 12, 2015 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    These cupcakes sound and look delicious! The color combo of lime and raspberry make me think of summer! And raspberry and lime is a great flavor mix! And P.S. I want to come to your house where it smells like baked goods!

  18. Cristy Ridey April 13, 2015 at 6:58 am - Reply

    These look delicious! I love the bright colors. They are like little works of art.

  19. Alisha Breithaupt April 13, 2015 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    These look very yummy. I love cakes and cupcakes that have a very memorable taste.

  20. Rachel Beltz April 14, 2015 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Holy delciousness.. This looks like the perfect ode to spring!! The colors are gorgeous, and the flavor sounds so bright! These would even be perfect for the summer!

  21. Emily Endrizzi April 14, 2015 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Wow! These cupcakes look spectacular! They are so beautiful! They sound delicious. Can’t wait to try them!

  22. Julie Waldron April 14, 2015 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    The lime & raspberry sounds like an interesting combination. I think it would go good together. The frosting sounds so good! It would be great on chocolate cake or cupcakes.

  23. Sheila M. April 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    This is very pretty and I love trying new taste combinations. I would also think it would be very delicious with raspberry on lemon.

  24. Diana Ross April 15, 2015 at 11:56 am - Reply

    I love raspberries and can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  25. Anica Vertudes April 18, 2015 at 9:34 am - Reply

    I feel like I’m drooling. Lol. Thank you for sharing this recipe! 🙂

  26. wudstock08 April 18, 2015 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    this is a must try! and my daughter will surely love it

  27. MonaG April 20, 2015 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I love lime flavor, raspberries, and cupcakes. These would be perfect for me!

  28. William Kwok April 21, 2015 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Where do you get these awesome recipe ideas? I will have to try making this yummy looking cupcake.

  29. Crystal Rogers Walker May 5, 2015 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Oh what a good recipe for cupcakes, it has all my favorite ing in it and it looks very simple to make I think I will let my granddaughters help me

  30. Tammy Schweitzer Catterton May 6, 2015 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    I love this recipe going too have too try it I even pinned it too my recipe board thanks for sharing it

  31. vannia vanderspek May 7, 2015 at 11:08 am - Reply

    seriously everything on here look freaking delicious!! I am going to have to try all of these this summer !!!!!!!!!

  32. Meghan Castillo May 9, 2015 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Oh my looks so good. I love cupcake and what a great recipe. Thank you for the tips.

  33. Sara May 15, 2015 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    theses cupcakes look yummy I want some I want to make theses

  34. Tiffanie Hope May 31, 2015 at 12:40 am - Reply

    This is very unique and tasty looking recipe!!! I can’t wait to try it out!

  35. Linda Manns Linneman May 31, 2015 at 8:50 am - Reply

    These cupcakes sound so good. What a great change. I will be giving these a try

  36. Tamara M June 8, 2015 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Those cupcakes look absolutely decadent! Amazing!

  37. denise low June 17, 2015 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the recipe. These cupcakes look very delicious. I will have try and make these for the grandkids

  38. QZ June 20, 2015 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    These cupcakes look tasty! Thanks for the recipe. The colours are gorgeous too!

  39. Cathy Jarolin June 25, 2015 at 1:26 am - Reply

    I love Lime and Raspberry. So the Flavor is Awesome. They also look so Pretty. The perfect cupcake for a Spring or Summer gathering. Thankyou so much for sharing. I pinned this recipe to my Board.

  40. Amy Lovell July 5, 2015 at 10:42 am - Reply

    These look so yummy! Would make a great treat in the summer than ks!

  41. Kyla P July 5, 2015 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious! I have been having fun with different scones recipes with all the fresh fruits. Yum!

  42. Kristin K July 10, 2015 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    These sound absolutely delish!!! I love cupcakes! And Raspberry and Lime would do the job nicely! Homemade cupcakes are the only way to go!
    I rated this 5 stars because of the ingredients!!!

  43. Kristin K July 10, 2015 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Homemade cupcakes are the only way to go! And, Raspberry and Lime sound absolutely fantastic!
    I rated this 5 stars because of the ingredients!!!

  44. Fee Roberts August 6, 2015 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    You always have the best cupcake recipes. These look so yummy!

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