Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tropical Coconut Lime Cupcake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting


Here is a delicious tropical cupcake ready for spring to start, coconut and lime with a luscious cream cheese frosting, its hard to resist.

Makes you feel like summer all year long~


Then the cream cheese frosting is the perfect topping, decorated with four leaf clovers, or other colored marshmallow flowers. Easy to do just by cutting the edges on a slant, then twist them.



The lime and coconut batter smells wonderful even before it gets to the oven.


This doesn't make many one and half dozen, so if you have a crowd you may want to double the recipe.



The flavors of the tropics, so fresh, a great combination, if you like key lime flavors and coconut, this one's for you.





3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated key lime zest
1 1/2 tablespoons regular lime or key lime juice (bottled or freshly squeezed)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut milk or heavy cream
2 drops of green food coloring
1 cup finely processed coconut

Preheat oven 350

Beat butter, sugar till light. Add eggs and cream, then food coloring, beat well, then add in all dry ingredients, mixing till well incorporated. Spoon into prepared muffin pans . Bake at 350 till centers are cooked. Cool. Make frosting.

Cream Cheese Lime Frosting
1 8-oz package cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 drops green food coloring optional
1/2 cup coconut for garnishing put through food processor till fine
marshmallows cut in half then four corner snipped(shown above)

Whip frosting till fluffy. Spread on cooled cupcakes, garnish with coconut and marshmallows.

19 comments:

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Lime and coconut are so great together, and these cupcakes hare looking just as great!

Belinda @zomppa said...

This is so festive and yummy!

Sharon said...

These are soooo cute!! And they look delicious to!!

Joy said...

So Pretty! And all ready to celebrate St Patrick's Day too!

redkathy said...

St Patty's Day Florida style, love it! We should be singing, "Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the morning"! Love the cupcakes, In fact, I was looking for cakes that call for coconut milk the other day. Thanks for reading my mind :)

Trix said...

This is a perfect St. Patrick's Day treat!!!

Danielle said...

By far the best green cupcake I've seen yet! It may even be the best green anything I've seen yet...

citronetvanille said...

Ah you are still celebrating St. Patrick's day? I thought it was march 17, but I am not good at remembering dates. Ah coconut, love coconut! how pretty those are.

Federica said...

Lime and coconut: this is a very interesting combination! Very pretty cupcakes, graet! Bye dear :X

MaryMoh said...

Coconut and lime....mmm....my favourite. Love the combination of flavour. Looks very delicious.

tigerfish said...

Looks so pretty.

Nicole said...

I love your combo of lime and coconut. I bet they are fab in a cupcake! the green is also perfect for st. patricks day :)

My Little Space said...

What an amazing flavour! Love the coconut & cream cheese combo....excellence!

Drick said...

Spring, summer or whatever - these are great, wonderful combination and darling to look at too

Tania said...

Excellent combo!

Claudia said...

Outstanding - a grand St. Patrick's Day treat! Happy St. Pat's Day!

Anh said...

Very nice ideas for cupcakes!

5 Star Foodie said...

Combo of lime and coconut sound terrific! And I love those green marshmallows on top, very cute!

sasasunakku said...

I always find cupcakes a bit sweet but the lime in these looks sure to give them zest, yum!