If you’re in Canada, Today is National Cupcake Day! To celebrate, I’m sharing my coconut cupcakes with Lime Buttercream icing. Make these coconut cupcakes with lime buttercream icing whenever you need a tasty tropical themed treat.
After some research on Pinterest, I realized there are many ways to make a coconut cake, and most of them are really high in calories. While I wouldn’t call this recipe low-cal by any stretch of the imagination, it is a bit better than most of the other ones out there.All the taste of a hot holiday without the expensive price tag. Try my coconut lime cupcakes!Click To Tweet
The batter mixes easy and uses ingredients you likely already have on hand. If you want to really up the coconut flavour, you can add coconut flavouring and replace the milk with coconut milk.
If you haven’t made a lot of cupcakes before, make sure you fill up your liners with batter to only half or two thirds of the way. Otherwise your muffins will spill over and be too big.
The icing is super simple. It’s just your basic buttercream recipe with lime juice instead of water. To see how to make the swirly design, see my tutorial on How To Make Your Next Cake Look Amazing.
Like this recipe? You’ll love Lemon Poppyseed Muffins or Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes.
Coconut Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream Icing
1 cup butter,
1 1/2 cup sugar,
1 tbsp vanilla,
2 cups flour,
1 cup unsweetened coconut,
1 tsp baking powder,
1/2 tsp baking soda,
1/2 tsp salt,
1 cup butter,
4 cups (1/2 package) icing sugar,
juice of 1 lime, approx 3 tbps.Instructions:Melt butter, set aside. Whisk eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl, slowly adding in the melted butter. Add flour, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until just combined. Spoon into muffin tins. Bake in a 350 oven until lightly brown at the edges, approximately 20 minutes. Cool completely. In another bowl, whisk 1 cup of mostly melted butter, icing sugar, and lime juice. Add a small amount of green food colouring if desired. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with a small amount of sweetened coconut.
What’s your favourite cupcake? Anything you’d like me to dream up for a future post?
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