Citrus Fruit Cup Cake Recipe For Mouth watering Desserts

By | January 19, 2009

Cupcake Filling Recipes For Desserts With Oranges And Limes

Cupcake Recipe Ingredients:

3 tangerines
3 oranges
2 green kiwis
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 pink grape fruit
2 cup fresh strawberries
2 limes
Fresh mint, optional


  1. Peel tangerines and cut them into 1 inch or bite size pieces.
  2. Peel oranges and grape fruit and separate them into sections.
  3. Rinse strawberries, remove its leaves and quarter them.
  4. Combine tangerine pieces, sectioned oranges, sectioned grapefruit and quartered strawberries in a medium bowl.
  5. Add kiwis and blueberries to this fruit bowl and toss to combine well.
  6. From 2 limes shred peels, you should get approximately 1 tablespoon peels from 2 limes. Squeeze the juice from the peeled limes to get about ¼ cup juice.
  7. Stir in the peel and juice gently into the fruit bowl and mix well. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours. Remove the bowl just before serving. Garnish with lime wedges and fresh mint. Serve chilled. This recipe makes 14 servings.

Health Tip:

  • This is a very low calorie recipe which provides only about 49 calories and 12 gm carbohydrates per serving.
  • This recipe can be an ideal choice for dessert as citrus fruit cups are not only diabetes friendly and heart friendly but can be also great for people on weight loss diets.
  • Citrus fruit cups, as the name of the recipe suggest have only citrus fruits as its main ingredients. Citrus fruits can be enjoyed by individuals of almost all the age groups as they are very low in calories and packed with vitamin C which is a water soluble antioxidant.
  • As vitamin C from citrus fruits is a water soluble vitamin avoid preparing this recipe too many hours before servings. Preferably prepare this recipe only 2 to 4 hours before serving to gain maximum nutrient benefits of B-complex vitamins and vitamin C.
  • If you plan to serve this recipe in dessert then make sure to have at least a minimum 2 hours gap between your main meals. As citrus fruits like other fruits have simple carbohydrates and not starch (like that in cereals and pulses and other food groups in your main meals) so can be easily digested. Thus if clubbed with complex carbohydrates from the main meal then you may be deprived from the goodness of its nutrients. This is because they may get digested first and get fermented with the undigested or partially digested complex carbohydrates which may also cause other symptoms like bloating, belching and flatulence.