Coconut Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream FrostingSunday, August 04, 2013
Happy Long Weekend to my Canadian readers! Such a lovely long weekend despite the not so summer-like weather... But then again it's not snowing so I am not complaining. I am spending this weekend at my parents house out east so it's been a very relaxing time thus far. We did venture out to Ribfest the other day and I surprisingly knocked back a whole 1/2 rack of ribs with coleslaw and baked beans. I was definitely in some sort of rib coma for the rest of the day and even passed out on the couch when I got home. The ribs were amazing though, if you ever hit up a Rib Festival be sure to check out Bibb's BBQ from Naples, Florida.
Today my parent's friends are coming over for dinner and being the nice daughter that I am, made them some coconut cupcakes! These cupcakes are soooo light and fluffy that they almost melt in your mouth! They are full of coconut flavour and the lime buttercream frosting gives it that bit of a tangy edge. My dad kind of gave me a stupid look when I told him I was making a lime buttercream frosting but I bet you he will eat at least 3 of them. If you're not a big lime fan you can use less lime zest so that they aren't too tangy. I used the zest of one lime and the frosting turned out perfect! Such a fun cupcake!
Coconut Cupcakes with
Lime Buttercream Frosting
makes about 24 cupcakes
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cup powdered sugar1/3 cup reduced coconut milk, room temperature
Seeds from 1 vanilla bean (or 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
1/8 tsp salt
finely grated zest from 1 lime