With that being said, let's move on to the recipe! I was recently asked to share a recipe using essential oils at a team meeting. I felt quite honored to be asked to share. The recipe I chose is Key Lime Cupcakes and here's the recipe for you. Remember, when you cook with essential oils, it doesn't take much because they are so concentrated. Be on the look out for more recipes with doTERRA Essential Oils!!
Key Lime Cupcakes
1 box yellow or white cake mix (or gluten free cake mix)
4 drops Lime essential oil
Other ingredients on box
Key Lime Frosting
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 Tbsp butter, softened
Juice from 1 key lime
3 drops Lime essential oil
3 cups powdered sugar
Soften the cream cheese and butter to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350 F. Add cupcake liners to muffin tins or spray with Pam. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box. Add the Lime essential oil to the batter. Pour evenly into the muffin tins. Bake for 22 to 24 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
Remove cupcakes from the muffin tins and let cool to room temperature. While the cupcakes are cooling, mix up the key lime frosting. Put all frosting ingredients into mixing bowl and beat for 3-4 minutes, or until smooth. Add more lime essential oil if you prefer to have a stronger lime flavor. To make the frosting to your preferred thickness, add more powdered sugar to thicken, or ¼ tsp. of milk to thin out the frosting. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate to thicken more.
When the cupcakes are completely cooled, top each cupcake with frosting. Refrigerate.