Lime Coconut Cupcakes

  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x



For the cake

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Juice and zest from 2 limes

Coconut Filling

  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Coconut Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup reduced canned coconut milk


For the cupcakes:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt) together in a small bowl. Mix all wet ingredients (eggs, vanilla, sour cream) together in a large bowl. Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir until combined. Add in the lime juice and zest, stir until mixed.
  2. Bake cupcakes at 350 for 16 minutes.

For Filling:

  1. Combine sweetened condensed milk, salt, and vanilla together. Add in powdered sugar and stir until mixed. Add in shredded coconut. Stir until mixed.

For Frosting:

  1. Add coconut milk to saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling lower heat to a simmer and simmer the milk for 20-25 minutes until it has reduced to about half its original amount. Allow milk to cool to room temperature. Add all ingredients to large mixing bowl and beat on low speed until combined.