If you’re looking for a treat with the delicious tropical flavours of coconut and lime you’ve certainly come to the right place. These cupcakes are deliciously yummy, and when you’ve made them the once I’m sure it wont be long before you decide to make them again.
Coconut and Lime Cupcake Recipe.
These cupcakes are super easy to make using the classic Victoria Sponge recipe as the base for the batter. Added to the batter is the finely grated zest of a lime and a nice amount of desiccated coconut, sufficient to support the coconut flavour but not too much to result in a dry cake.
Once baked and cooled the cakes are filled with a fabulously zesty homemade lime curd and
topped with a coconut buttercream frosting and lightly toasted coconut
flakes. Although you might usually pipe your cake frostings to get a lovely swirl, our chosen method of decoration in this instance simply calls for it to be dolloped on (a technical word for you 😀) and smoothed out a little with the back of a spoon before finishing with a scattering of toasted coconut flakes.
Coconut Buttercream Frosting.
By far the easiest way to make a coconut flavoured buttercream frosting is by using a pre-flavoured icing sugar, and then making the buttercream frosting in the usual way with butter and lots of beating. There certainly seems to be quite a few flavoured icing sugars available to buy from local high street shops and supermarkets these days, making the task of getting the right frosting consistency an awful lot easier. The product we used for our coconut buttercream frosting is by Cake Decor, and is called flavour-ice naturally flavoured icing sugar, (this is not an affiliate link, I’ve mentioned it simply because I really loved the product) which we picked up from our local supermarket. As you might expect, though, it is a little more expensive then ordinary icing sugar, but the great twist is that as the flavour is quite robust it’s likely that you will be happy to ‘dilute’ the flavoured icing sugar with regular icing sugar helping to make it go a little further whilst still getting a really delicious clean coconut taste to your frosting. We were happy with using roughly 2 parts coconut icing to 1 part regular icing sugar.
If you decide to make these Coconut & Lime Cupcakes (and why wouldn’t you because they’re seriously yummy!), you’ll surely need to have Harry Nilsson’s ‘Coconut’ playing in the background! And if you’re not familiar with it (like me until an Instagram friend enlightened me) go and have a listen, though I make no apology for it getting in your head and having you singing all day long 😄 .
How to make Coconut & Lime Cupcakes.
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