Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes
My good friend Ashley is visiting today to share these awesome cupcakes with you while I settle back in from our trip. They look amazing and I can’t wait to try them! Hop on over to check out her site, Spoonful of Flavor, if you haven’t before. She makes some of the most beautiful things – both desserts and meals!
Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes are a delectable treat with fresh key lime flavor! A coconut cake is filled with coconut filling and topped with fresh key lime frosting!
Hi, everyone! I am Ashley from Spoonful of Flavor. I am so excited to be here today while Lindsay is making her way back to the United States from Africa. Blogging has opened the doors to many opportunities and along the way, I met Lindsay who is not only one of my favorite food bloggers, but is also a great friend. I am honored to be able to share one of my favorite cupcake recipes with you today. I know that you love sweet treats so I made you some incredibly delicious Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes.
These cupcakes are made with the freshest ingredients. When possible, I pick the key limes straight from the lime trees in my backyard. For this recipe, I used key limes, but regular limes work well too. The filling I use for these cupcakes is the same filling I use for my popular Chocolate Cake with Coconut Filling and Marshmallow Frosting. I would be lying if I told you that I don’t make the filling just so that I can use it for fruit dip. It’s so good. With the perfect amount of coconut flavor and fresh key lime buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are irresistible.
There is an ongoing battle among my friends for their favorite kind of cupcake. Many people love my Apple Pie Cupcakes, but these Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes are quickly becoming a favorite. If you love coconut and citrus flavor then you will love these cupcakes. The two flavors create a delectable dessert with well-balanced flavor. Go ahead, indulge a little and make a batch of these Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes. Your friends and family will love you!
Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes
- Yield: 12 Cupcakes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 3 tablespoons coconut cream
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, divided
- 2 tablespoons lime zest*
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice*
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes, toasted
*You can use key limes or regular limes.
Source: Spoonful of Flavor
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