Sunday, 9 February 2014

Summer Cupcake…. Coconut and Lime Cupcakes

School has been back two weeks now. I forgot how exhausting it is! Our kids have been super but still adapting to changes of classes and new staff! I spent this weekend recuperating and by recuperating i mean baking! 

A perfect cupcake for summer! I messed up the recipe and forgot to add the sugar! Whoops! BUT it actually didn't need the sugar once you added the icing. So feel free to leave it out deliberately! 

Coconut and Lime Cupcakes
adapted from Making Cupcakes with Lola 

1 3/4 cup Flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
grated zest of 1 lime and juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
110g melted butter
1 tsp honey 
1/3 cup caster sugar (or less)
3/4 cup Coconut Water
3/4 cup Milk (or coconut milk)
1 tsp coconut essence

Lime Buttercream:
120g Butter, softened
3 cups Icing Sugar
grated zest of 1/2 lime
juice of 1/2 lime
coconut flakes and slices of lime to decorate

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and prepare a muffin tin with cupcake patties. Sift the flour, powder and soda and in a large bowl. Add the desiccated coconut and zest. 

Put the melted butter, honey and sugar in a bowl and mix in the coconut water, juice, essence and milk. Add the dry ingredients and carefully mix together. Divide the mixture between the patty cases and bake in the oven for 20-25minutes or until risen, golden and a skewer comes out clean.  Cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

Lime Buttercream
Beat the softened butter in an electric mixer. Gradually add icing sugar, lime juice and zest. Beat until fluffy. Spread over cupcakes with a knife. Sprinkle over coconut flakes and add half a slice of lime. 

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