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Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Serves 20

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert, American
Cuisine: American



  • 3 1/2 cups plain flour all-purpose
  • 1 1/4 cups caster sugar superfine
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups full-cream milk whole
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 3 limes 1 zested in batter, 1 zested on top and 1 cut into wedges
  • 1 cup Lime curd use my lemon curd recipe but replace the lemon with limes
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup desiccated unsweetened coconut


  • 1 batch fluffy buttercream frosting



  • Preheat oven to 160C
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the dry ingredients. Turn mixer on low and allow it to mix for a couple minutes.
  • Next combine all of the wet ingredients (except the butter) in a large jug and whisk well.
  • Add softened butter into dry ingredients and mix until the batter appears grainy with a sand-like texture to it. Next, add wet ingredients in a slow and steady stream to the bowl until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl and mix for another 20 seconds.
  • Zest 1 lime into the mixture along with green and yellow food gel and fold in gently.
  • Bake for 20 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  • While cupcakes are baking and cooling prepare your buttercream frosting by adding coconut essence in a large mixing bowl with frosting and mix well.
  • Use an apple corer or a sharp knife to create a hole in the centre of the cupcake and fill with lime zest
  • Frost your cupcakes using an open star tip in a swirl. Finish off with a generous zest of coconut and lime zest. Pop a wedge on the side.
  • Any questions, or if I've left something out, feel free to ask!


Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.


Serving: 20g
Calories : 193kcal
Carbonhydrates: 19g
Protein: 3g
Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat : 0.1g
Trans Fat : 0.1g
Cholesterol: 31mg
Sodium: 141mg
Potassium : 52mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 1g
Vitamin A: 174IU
Vitamin C: 3mg
Calcium: 54mg
Iron: 1mg
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