13 December 2008

you put the lime in the coconut

I said doctor ain't there nothin I can take
I said doctor to relieve this bellyache
The cure: Coconut Lime cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes take Over the World.

For the cupcakes you’ll need:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used this instead of soy yogurt or coconut oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 Tbs lime zest
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut (or sweetened, whatever)

Then you:
Preheat your oven to 350 and line a pan with paper liners. Combine the dry ingredients together, set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the wet ingredients- this includes sugar, I don’t know why sugar is considered wet but it is. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet, mixing just until combined. Add the coconut and mix to incorporate. Fill up the cups and bake 22-25 minutes, until the tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

For the lime buttercream you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance margarine
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp lime oil (I didn't have this and it was still tasty)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest

Then you:
Cream together the shortening and margarine. Add the sugar and beat for 3 more minutes. Add the vanilla, lime oil and juice and beat for 5 more minutes. Add the zest and mix. If you want to make these cute, frost the cupcakes and then roll the tops in more coconut.


echo said...

looks so yummy!!

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Tamara Jacobs said...

mmmmm..those look delicious! I will have to try them for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe.