1 box of white or vanilla cake mix
2-3 whole limes
1 cup water
½ cup melted butter (do not use margarine!)
5 cups powdered sugar
1 cup unsalted butter-softened
10 oz jar whole maraschino cherries
1 can of frozen limeade or margarita concentrate
In a large mixing bowl, mix melted butter, eggs, water and cake mix.
Add the zest of 1 lime and mix well.
Bake cupcakes for 20 minutes at 350.
As your cupcakes bake, in a small mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of powdered sugar and limeade concentrate.
Whisk until sugar completely dissolves.
Once your cupcakes have completely cooled, using a fork create 2-3 small tears into the top of the cupcake.
Using a spoon, drizzle a small amount of your limeade syrup into each hole.
The syrup will absorb into the cupcake for a subtle lime taste.
In a large bowl add your softened unsalted butter.
Cream until smooth.
Add 1 cup of powdered sugar until it reaches a smooth consistency.
Alternate about 3-4 tbls of the maraschino cherry juice and 1 cup of sugar, creaming after each.