Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Lime & Coconut Cupcakes


These cupcakes are a little bit involved however
the results won't disappoint. They're tender and moist and have a hint of coconut flavor, but the zing from the lime glaze is the real surprise.

Cupcakes:
1 C. Butter, Soft
2 C. Sugar
1 t. Coconut Extract
4 Eggs, Room Temp
1 1/2 C. All Purpose Flour
1 C. Cake Flour
1/2 t. Salt
1 t. Baking Soda
1/2 t. Baking Powder
1 C. Coconut Milk

Glaze:
1 C. Sour Cream
1 C. Sugar
2 Limes, Zested & Juiced
1/4 C. Coconut Milk

Frosting:
1/2 C. Butter, Soft
4 oz Cream Cheese
6 C. Confectioners Sugar
1/4 C. Coconut Milk
1 1/2 t. Coconut Extract
1 t. Vanilla
Shredded Coconut, garnish
Lime Zest, garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 cupcake pans with paper liners.

For the cupcakes
1. Cream butter and sugar. Add coconut extract & eggs one at a time.
2. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternating with the coconut milk.
4. Spoon into pan & bake 18-20 minutes.

Glaze:
Combine all of the ingredients and stir until smooth. Set aside until cupcakes are completely cooled.

Frosting:
1. Cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add extracts and milk.
2. Add sugar one cup at a time, beating with each addition. Continue until desired thickness is achieved.

Putting it all together:
1. Using a piping bag or a syringe insert about a tablespoon of glaze into the cupcake. Alternately, you can dip the top of the cupcake in the glaze and refrigerate until it sets.
2. Frost the cupcakes with the frosting and dip them in coconut. Sprinkle with zest and serve.


5 comments:

Danielle A. said...

Just so you understand... Steve is going to see this. And make me make 'em. Just incase you wanted to know. :)

Mags said...

Well...you can bring him one tomorrow after work-I'm bringing them in to the office!!

Mo said...

I'll take six dozen, please!
:)

Danielle A. said...

Afterthought: Having now eaten one, Steve and I find these cupcakes luscious. :)

CB said...

Your cupcake has been chosen for ATC’s Weekly Cupcake Collection! Click here for more info. Looking forward to your next cupcake creation!