Monday, 20 February 2017

Recipe: Easy Coconut & Lime Cupcakes

Coconut and Lime Cupcake Recipe

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you have an ingredient to use, and you're not quite sure how to use it, or even how you ended up having it in the first place. This was the dilemma I faced when Chris came home with a whole fresh coconut last week. Something to do with a long running joke with the guys at work. I wasn't listening to the details, I was staring at a coconut in my fruit bowl!

After lots of Googling on how to even get inside the coconut, I decided to give it a go on Saturday afternoon. Is it worth it? Absolutely not, I do not recommend that anyone buys a fresh whole coconut for this recipe, stick with the pre-desiccated coconut. However, I was quite proud that I managed to hack into it without so much as a scratch on me, I'm quite accident prone so this was a major achievement. Especially when I had to get a screwdriver and a hammer out of the shed to get into it!


Coconut and Lime Cupcake Recipe

See, told you, totally not worth the effort.

So anyways, once I had made my own desiccated coconut, I put it in the fridge and pondered on what to make with it. I knew it was going to be some kind of cake, because you can't go wrong with cake, and when I saw that limes were on offer in the shops I thought the combination would go wonderfully, and actually make me think it's Spring or Summer instead of COLD February.

So here we have it. This recipe is SO easy. Basically bung it all in, wizz away and cook. Therefore, if you're after a recipe to bake with little ones then this could be it! If I had fun sprinkling coconut on the icing afterwards, then they are bound to.

Coconut and Lime Cupcake Recipe


Coconut & Lime Cupcakes Recipe

Makes 12 Cupcakes 

For the cupcakes:
175g self raising flour
140g unsalted butter, at room temperature
140g caster sugar
70g desiccated coconut, plus a little extra for decoration
2 large eggs
4 tbsp milk
1 lime, juice & zest

For the icing:
280g icing sugar
85g unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 lime, juice
1 tbsp milk

1. Preheat the oven to 170c and line a 12 hole tray with cupcake cases

2. Put all ingredients for the cupcakes into a food processor and wizz on high for 3-4 minutes or until everything is well combined and the mixture looks soft and fluffy

3. Divide the mixture between the cases, filling them almost to the top and bake for 20-25 minutes (until golden and bouncy when pressed)

4. Leave to cool

5. To make the icing beat together all the ingredients and then spoon or pipe onto the cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with desiccated coconut to finish

If you're after some more fruity cupcake ideas then why not try my Lemon & Raspberry Cupcakes or my Apple Cupcakes with Maple Syrup Frosting.

3 comments :

  1. If you are a good looking and want to grow yourself with good wealth in the term of money work as a Female Escorts Job in Delhi, then you are welcome in our Call Girls job in Delhi agency, to start your work as Female escorts. We are now hiring a good and decent Charming Call Girls for Escorts Girl Job in Delhi,

    Part time or Full time Escorts Job in Delhi, first of all u have to send your profile. We are the oldest and genuine Female escort’s agency who provide and hiring girls for Female Escorts Job in Delhi in all over India and we never disclose your identity and your protection is our responsibility so just go ahead and join us for the splendid time work as a Call Girls job in Delhi. we have also Escorts Girl Job in Delhi openings.

    ReplyDelete
  2. these cakes are looking so delicious I wanna eat these cakes and thank you for sharing it's recipe I share your recipe with my sister and she is making these cakes and I'm busy with my assignment but don't worry I have The assignment help service they will make my assignment at responsible price and I will enjoy cake party with my sister.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Stay warm batman jacket and shop Forever 21's sale jackets. Find women's jackets on sale in every style: bomber, rain jackets, puffers, color block anoraks + more!

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can x