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Coconut-Lime Cupcakes

13 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Coconut-Lime Cupcakes

Cupcakes are a favourite of the children. And this particular cupcake goes great with mango-lime filling and coconut cream cheese frosting. If you want to surprise your kids, prepare this one at home.


•             2 cups white sugar

•             1 cup butter

•             4 eggs

•             1 tablespoon coconut extract

•             1 tablespoon vanilla extract

•             3 cups all-purpose flour

•             1 tablespoon baking powder

•             1/2 teaspoon baking powder

•             1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

•             1 cup buttermilk

•             1/2 cup fresh lime juice

•             2 cups sweetened shredded coconut

•             2 tablespoons freshly grated lime zest



•             Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 36 cupcake cups with paper liners.

•             Beat sugar and butter together in the bowl of an electric stand mixer until fluffy, for about 10 minutes.

•             Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, adding coconut extract and vanilla extract with the last egg.

•             Combine flour, 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and nutmeg in another bowl. Beat into the egg mixture until thoroughly combined; beat in buttermilk and lime juice. Stir in coconut and lime zest.

•             Fill each of the prepared cupcake cups with about 1/4 cup of batter using a large cookie scoop.

•             Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool before serving.