Tropical Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Here is a delicious tropical cupcake ready for spring to start, coconut and lime with a luscious cream cheese frosting, its hard to resist Tropical Coconut Lime Cupcakes .

Tropical Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Tropical Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Tropical Coconut Lime Cupcakes

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.  Use whatever kind you can find if they don't sell these kind.

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

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

Tropical Coconut Lime Cupcakes

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.


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

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

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

  4. 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 :)

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

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

  7. 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.

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

  9. Coconut and favourite. Love the combination of flavour. Looks very delicious.

  10. 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 :)

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

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

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

  14. Very nice ideas for cupcakes!

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

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


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