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Creamy Coconut Cupcake Recipe

Sweet with coconut and tangy with lime, these golden cupcakes with their snowy-white, ruffled tops look stunning arranged on colored plate.  Serve them midmorning with coffee, midafternoon with tea, or after dinner as a dessert.  They are very easy to make and yet look so delightful that everyone will want to tuck in.


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons dried coconut
  • grated peel of 1 unwaxed lime
  • 2 tablespoons milk


Preheat the oven to 350F.

Beat the butter, coconut cream, and sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy, then beat in the eggs, one at a time.  Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture and fold in, then stir in the dried coconut and lime peel, followed by the milk.

Spoon the mixture into the paper liners, then bake in the preheated oven for about 17 minutes until risen and golden and a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.


  • 5 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • coconut shavings

To decorate, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and lime juice together in a bowl.  Swirl the frosting on top of the cupcakes, then sprinkle over coconut shavings in a thick layer.

makes 12

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