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Coconut Lime Cupcakes

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1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
zest of one lime


Preheat the oven to 350. Line 12 wells in a cupcake tin with baking papers. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, zest and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the juice. Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Fill each baking cup two-thirds full. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Ice with coconut lime icing.


1 cup confections’ sugar

¾ cup sweetened, flaked coconut

3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

2 tablespoons buttermilk

1 tablespoon lime juice

zest of one lime


In a small bowl, combine butter,zest and sugar throughly. Add buttermilk and lime juice. Mix on high 1 minute until well mixed Spread over cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle each cake with coconut.

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I love these cupcakes! They are a hot seller in the summer time also. A must try.

I made these cupcake today, they are so good!!! The lime gives cuts the sweetness and the coconut give it great texture! One of the best cupcake I have had!

Maizey you're right! I think I will love these too. I make a coconut cupcake that looks really similar, but I can't wait to try the lime. Thanks for posting and inspiring me to continue my addition to cupcakes.

I know I will love these cupcakes!!!!!!!!

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