Yummy cake-like muffins, with lime and white chocolate. These are closer to tart than sweet--not sour, but a nice change from very sweet desserts.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins
40 mins
12 muffins


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line each cup with paper liners.

  • Combine flour, white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

  • Combine lime juice, melted butter, eggs, and rum in a small bowl. Slowly stir into the flour mixture until moistened. Fold in white chocolate chips.

  • Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar over the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I used freshly squeezed lime juice, but I'm sure bottled lime juice would be good too.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 40.9g 13% DV; fat 12.6g 19% DV; cholesterol 56.5mg 19% DV; sodium 335.7mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
7.12.20 What you taste first is lime, and then the white chocolate joins in. Our tastes have changed over the past few years, and we just don’t like foods as sweet as we used to. We enjoy an occasional dessert, but the sugar just can’t dominate, and that’s one of the things we like about these muffins, as they have the perfect balance of tart-sweet. The Star really is the lime, and they’re incredibly tender and moist. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I have a feeling that these will be going fast! Read More