Coconut Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream Frosting

Coconut Lime Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream Frosting

Well, it’s safe to say that I have been on a major cupcake kick lately.  My poor family probably think I’m trying to get them fat.  I’m bringing them cupcakes every other day almost.  Sorry guys, I can’t keep them at my house! I have no self control.  I have today off so maybe I’ll whip up another batch. 

Anytime I see or eat something with limes I always think of my mom.  She loves them. I’ve been wanting to bake something like this for her for a while.  I had a lime that I needed to use so there I was figuring out what I was going to make.  Of course I decided on cupcakes.  This time I cut down my measurements to only make a dozen.  Usually, it’s 24. I chose a buttercream frosting with fresh lime juice and zest.  They turned out so good!  Eating one makes me wish I was in Mexico enjoying the beach and sunshine πŸ™‚  

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 If you don’t have cake flour or heavy cream you can substitute regular flour and milk.

Step by stepThe consistency will be on the thicker side. Look at that pretty lime zest!


 Using a cookie scoop, it takes 2 scoopfuls for each cupcake to divide evenly.


 Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.  This is the hardest part – waiting. 


Coconut Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream Frosting
Yields 12
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  1. 1 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted
  2. 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  3. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  4. 3/4 cup sugar
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla
  6. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  7. 2 egg whites
  8. 1 lime (You'll use a little zest for the cake)
For the frosting
  1. 1 cup butter
  2. 3 cups powdered sugar
  3. Juice of 1 lime and a little zest
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pan and set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, mix together flour and baking powder, set aside.
  3. Beat together butter and sugar until smooth.
  4. Add vanilla and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Alternatively, add flour mixture and milk. Set aside.
  6. In new bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form (about 5 minutes).
  7. Fold whites and zest of 1/2 lime into batter.
  8. Pour evenly into prepared cupcake pan and bake for 17-19 minutes.
  9. Let cool completely.
  10. To start the frosting, beat together butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
  11. Add juice of 1 lime and remaining lime zest.
  12. Beat on high until desired consistency. If you need, add heavy cream, 1 tsp. at a time.
  13. Frost cupcakes and enjoy!
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