Coconut Lime Cupcakes Recipe


For the Cupcakes:

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut milk
Zest of 2 limes
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from the zested limes)
1/2 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)


For the Coconut Lime Buttercream:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2-3 tablespoons coconut milk (adjust for desired consistency)
Additional lime zest and shredded coconut for garnish (optional)



For the Cupcakes:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a cupcake pan with paper liners.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the softened butter until creamy. Add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.

Mix the coconut milk, lime zest, and fresh lime juice into the wet ingredients.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.

Gently fold in the shredded coconut.

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow them to cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


For the Coconut Lime Buttercream:

In a large bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.

Gradually add the powdered sugar and continue to beat until well combined.

Mix in the fresh lime juice and coconut milk until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.



Once the cupcakes are completely cool, pipe or spread the Coconut Lime Buttercream on top of the cupcakes using your preferred decorating tip.

Optionally, garnish with additional lime zest and shredded coconut on top of each cupcake for a tropical and zesty finish.

These Coconut Lime Cupcakes offer a tropical twist with the zesty and refreshing combination of coconut and lime. They’re perfect for summer gatherings or when you want to indulge in the flavors of a tropical paradise. Enjoy the bright and citrusy notes in every bite!

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