Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lime Cupcakes with Coconut-Lime Glaze

Okay so all of this talk about cupcakes yesterday and I HAD to go straight home and make some. I felt like I was a kid again and was bringing home my new playdoh kitchen to play with. Hahaha. I have been wanting to make a cupcake with coconut for a while and since it's summertime, I thought a nice refreshing lime cupcake would be perfect with a coconut glaze!!! Yum!!! This is not a super sweet cupcake so beware if you don't like tart desserts. The sweet coconut glaze on top gave this cupcake perfect balance. I am proud to say that I limited myself to ONE and ONLY one (okay two...) and sent the rest to work and friends. However, I cannot stop thinking about it's deliciousness today. LOL

Lime Cupcakes

1 cup of all-purpose flour
3/4 cup of self-rising flour
1 stick of butter at room temperature
1 1/4 cups of sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 tablespoons of lime juice
1 tablespoon of lime zest
5 drops of green food coloring
3 drops of yellow food coloring
3/4 cup of buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with 12 paper liners.
2. Whisk both flours together in a medium bowl.
3. Beat butter in a large bowl until smooth. Add sugar and beat until combined.
4. Beat in eggs one at a time.
5. Beat in lime juice, zest and food coloring until combined.
6. Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, starting with flour and ending with flour.
7. Fill each liner evenly with cupcake batter. **Warning! Do not taste this batter. It is amazingly delicious and you will not want to stop eating it. This is bad because it contains raw eggs. Thankfully I haven't gotten sick due to the large amount of raw egg I consumed last night. ;)
8. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
9. Cool on wire rack in pan for 10 minutes.
10. Remove cupcakes from pan and cool completely before frosting.

                                       Isn't this color beautiful???

Coconut-Lime Glaze

1/4 cup of coconut milk
2 cups of sifted powdered sugar
zest of one lime
2 tablespoons of shredded coconut

Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Drizzle over competely cooled cupcakes and let dry. I drizzled a couple of times to get a good thick coat on them.

What are your favorite summer flavors???


  1. Those look AMAZING. I am definitely bookmarking this recipe! Coconut & lime. NOMS!!!!

    My favorite summer flavors are pretty much anything citrusy! Lemon, especially! And strawberry, and blueberry and, and, and...oh and of course CHOCOLATE. It's always a good time for chocolate. ;)

    Thank you for sharing this!

  2. Oh, I have a MASSIVE weakness for coconut, and coconut combined with lime is just heaven in the summer time! Definitely going to make these at some point.

  3. Yum! I eat strawberry shortcake all summer, but I might have to sneak some limey coconut goodness in.

  4. oh my!!! my mama is OBSESSED with anything coconut and anything lime! I MUST try these!!!!

  5. Mmmm...coconut and lime, two of my favorites! I will have to try these today or else I won't be able to get them off my mind!

  6. these would be so cute for a shrek party too! i was hoping cupcakes would make an appearance on this blog soon! love them so much!

  7. That a girl! What a good way to get back into the cupcake groove. These look divine!

  8. i love cupcakes... these ones look so yum!!!

  9. YUM-O girlfriend! You should remember this recipe for St. Patrick's Day! That would be so festive!

  10. I can not wait to make these, two of my favorites!
    Great recipe, and good pop of color for a bright tropical tablescape as well.

  11. Oh my goodness, these look incredible. The color is beautiful and the flavors sound amazing together. I'm impressed that you limited yourself to one (or two...)!


  12. Oh my gosh! Those look so delish!! I absolutely love the color too.

  13. Those look so yummy! You are such a great cook!

  14. Those, my beautiful friend, are gaw-jess!!

  15. These sound AMAZING! I will definitely be making these!

  16. My mouth is seriously watering! YUM!

  17. These look incredible! I love love love lime!! I'm bookmarking this recipe!

  18. If you take this stuff to work I wish we worked together! Your cupcakes look amazing!

  19. omg...I have to learn how to bake asap so I can try those - they look sooo good!

  20. Mmmm these look delicious!! You always post the most delicious looking recipes. P.S Thank you so much for the award!

  21. These looks wonderful! I LOVE the color of them too. Such a pretty green.

  22. Love it!! And the color is gorgeous! Add pink sprinkles and it would be the perfect pink and green thursday treat! :)

  23. Oh my, you are a true cupcake queen! Love those, that color is awesome, never ever seen it before. Must follow you!
    Wishing you a happy weekend. xx

  24. Oh my goodness, I'm making these ASAP- how pretty are they?! Thanks for following my blog! I thought I'd check yours out, and I love it- following you now!