Nikki Lilly's coconut and lime cupcakes

You will need

  • 12-hole muffin tray
  • 175g Caster sugar
  • 175g Softened butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 165g Self-raising flower
  • Half tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • Finley grated zest of 2 limes
  • 3 tbsp Coconut cream OR milk
  • 30g Unsweetened toasted desiccated coconut
  • 1.5 tbsp Freshly squeezed lime
  • 150g Softened unsalted butter (For icing)
  • 300g Icing sugar (For icing)
  • 2-3 tbsp Coconut cream
  • Finley grated zest of 1 lime (For icing)
  • 75g Toasted coconut curls OR desiccated coconut (For icing)
  • Chocolate coconut bar (For icing)


Make sure you wash your hands before you start cooking!

Make the cakes:

  1. Preheat your oven to 170-180 degrees. Make sure you grab a grown-up whenever you are using an oven!
  2. Sift your self raising flour into a large mixing bowl, then add the bicarbonate of soda, caster sugar, toasted unsweetened desiccated coconut, lime zest, butter and eggs.
  3. Stir all the ingredients together making sure to mix thoroughly.
  4. Next, add the coconut cream into the mixture, followed by the lime, before giving it one last stir.
  5. Line your muffin tray with the cupcake cases and carefully divide the mixture equally between them.
  6. Bake them in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until golden and springy. Don't forget to grab a grown-up, it's going to be really hot!
  7. Don't forget to allow time for your cupcakes to completely cool before icing!

Now move onto the icing:

  1. To make the icing you will need to beat the butter until it is pale and fluffy.
  2. Add about a third of your icing sugar to the butter and mix in. Repeat this step until all of the icing sugar has been completely mixed in.
  3. Lastly, add the coconut cream and give it all one last mix. We recommend starting with a couple of tablespoons and if your icing is still too stiff, add a little more.
  4. Spoon or pipe your mixture onto your cupcakes, top with your coconut curls and a slice of your chocolate coconut bar.
  5. Enjoy your super tasty cupcakes! 

Let us know down in the comments how you get on with this recipe at home!

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