My parents went on a trip to Hamburg recently and they brought me these ADORABLE flamingo cupcake cases. I just had to use them and wanted to make something tropical with them. The first thing that came to mind was obviously coconut. So I decided to make these coconut key-lime cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Fluffy, fresh, and perfect for summer!

Summer Coconut Lime Cupcakes

  • ~ What you’ll need ~
  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil (I used sunflower oil)
  • Zest and juice from 1 lime
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract or coconut cream
  • ~ For the frosting ~
  • 200 gr. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract or coconut cream
  • Zest from 1 lime, juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Some roasted coconut flakes and lime slices for garnish

Preheat the oven at 200ºC (400ºF) and line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases. Start by stirring together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together the eggs and sugar. Then add in the oil, lime zest and juice, coconut milk and coconut cream. When this is all combined mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until just combined. Divide this mixture over rougly 16 cupcake cases and bake in the oven for about 18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out dry. Leave the cupcakes to cool on a cooling rack.

Summer Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Summer Coconut Lime Cupcakes

While the cupcakes are cooling, you can make your frosting. Start by mixing the cream cheese until it’s slightly fluffy. Then add in the butter a tablespoon at a time, mixing it in between. Then add the coconut cream, lime zest and juice and powdered sugar. Put in into a piping bag and put on top of the cupcakes. I also roasted some coconut flakes and put them on top with a quarter of a slice of lime. Et voilà, the perfect tropical summer treat!

Summer Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Summer Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Summer Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Summer Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Summer Coconut Lime Cupcakes

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34 thoughts on “SUMMER COCONUT AND LIME CUPCAKES”

  1. Not only do they look adorable, but they sound so delicious too! Tropical flavors are my kind of flavors! I’d like to give them a try and make them next weekend, although I might have to do it without those cute flamingo cupcake cases. xo

    Sabina | I’ve Got Sunshine

  2. Urgh, these sound amazing. I’d never thought of pairing coconut with lime, but I’m a sucker for both of them.

    Your photography is so damn nice!

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