Coconut Lime Cupcakes

These coconut lime cupcakes are the perfect summer cupcake!!!

This is definitely a summer cupcake.  We don’t always think of cupcakes when we think of summertime, but that will change when you get one taste of this coconut lime cupcake.  It is light, fluffy, and zesty.  It just screams summer to me! Although, anything coconut and lime screams summer to me. I’m a big fan of this flavor combo!

Coconut Cupcake
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp baking powder
  3. 1 tsp baking soda
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1 1/4 cups sugar
  6. 1 1/2 sticks of butter
  7. 3 eggs
  8. 1 cup coconut milk
  9. 1/4 cup shredded coconut.
  10. Bake on 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Let cool.
Instructions
  1. Mix dry ingredients (minus the shredded coconut) together in medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Beat the sugar and butter together with electric mixer until creamy and smooth.
  3. Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture, beating between each addition.
  4. Add a little of the coconut milk and beat.
  5. Then a little of the dry mixture and beat.
  6. Continue, every other, until everything is mixed in.
  7. Fold in the shredded coconut.
  8. Bake on 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Let cool.
Notes
  1. Don't over bake your cupcakes! Set your timer for 15 minutes, then check to see if the centers spring back when touched. That tells you they're done!
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Lime Frosting
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Ingredients
  1. 4 cups of powdered sugar
  2. 1 1/2 stick of soft butter
  3. 4 tablespoon lime zest
  4. 4 tablespoon of lime juice
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 1/4 cup coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Beat sugar and butter together until fluffy.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.
  3. Add additional sugar until desired consistency is reached.
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To assemble:

  1. Shove some coconut into the center of the cool cupcake.
  2. Top with yummy frosting.
  3. Top with coconut and lime zest. And a cherry. Sometimes.

Did you get a chance to take a gander at the Banana Cream Pie cupcakes?
Or how about the Coke cupcakes with salted Peanut frosting?
or..or… Blueberry Pancake cupcakes?? Yeah…those are g-oo-d!

What are you waiting for? Get your cupcake on!

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