Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Coconut Lime Cupcakes w/ Lime Buttercream

This past New Year's Eve we had some friends over to celebrate with us.  For dessert I made these Coconut Lime Cupcakes (from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World).  These were fun to make, and the batter was dangerously delicious!

These are extremely coconut-y, so they are perfect for those coconut lovers out there.  I enjoy coconut, but it isn't my first choice when it comes to deserts, and I enjoyed these a lot! An additional bonus? These are another fabulous vegan cupcake!

These would be perfect for a Hawaiian Luau or Mexican themed party! This recipe makes 12 cupcakes.

Coconut Lime Cupcakes

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup coconut (unsweetened)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line the muffin tin with paper liners
  2. Place the coconut oil in a small microwave safe bowl and microwave until completely melted, set aside
  3. In a second bowl mix together the melted coconut oil, sugar, coconut milk, soy milk, vanilla, coconut extract, and lime zest. 
  4. In a third bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and milk until smooth
  6. Add the coconut, and mix until well distributed
  7. Fill cupcake liners and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into a cupcake
  8. Let cool completely before icing
    1. Note, these are delicious naked!
Lime Buttercream
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 3 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (or the juice from 1 to 2 limes)
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  1. Cream together the shortening and margarine until smooth 
  2. Add the icing sugar about 1 cup at a time, beating well between each addition
  3. After all of the icing sugar is incorporated add the vanilla, lime juice, and lime zest
  4. Beat the icing for another few minutes until fluffy
To assemble the Coconut Lime Cupcakes
  • 12 coconut lime cupcakes
  • lime buttercream icing
  • 1 cup flaked coconut (unsweetened)
  1. Pour the flaked coconut into a shallow dish
  2. When cupcakes are completely cooled, spread the lime buttercream on top of the cupcakes
  3. Roll the tops of each cupcake in the coconut, completely covering the icing
  4. Enjoy!

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