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Guest Post: Lime-Coconut Cupcakes

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by Jamie on July 19, 2011

Jamie and I have been friends for a long time, and as far as I’m concerned, she’s an artist. The cupcake may be her canvas of choice, frosting her paint, but she knocks it out of the park with every creation. I’m so grateful to her for offering to cover B&B while I’m away. She’s one in a million. -Amber
 
Hey, Bluebonnets & Brownies readers, I’m going to fill in for Amber today while she is spending time with her family.

If you read My Baking Addiction, you may already know that I am a bit of a cupcake maniac. In my opinion, they are pretty much dessert perfection. Not only are the flavor combinations infinite, but they’re also kind of grab and go, which is always a plus when you’re entertaining a crowd. And that mound of frosting – oh yeah, I love me some frosting.

After purchasing a ginormous bag of limes from Costco and having no where to store them, I had a bit of buyer’s remorse. While normal people regret buying shoes, watches and fancy bed linens, I regret buying limes. Maybe I shouldn’t admit that out loud – kind of pathetic, right?

After trying to shove the limes in several places without success, I decided to toss them on the counter in a basket and claim they were summer counter decor. They looked quite lovely for about a day and then started to look a little homely, so I decided to go on a little lime baking binge and these Lime-Coconut Cupcakes were one the creations.

The cake recipe is adapted from Ina Garten and ranks as one of my top five favorite cupcake recipes ever. It’s light, flavorful and perfectly coconut-y. Slather on some lime infused cream cheese frosting and a sprinkling toasted coconut and you’ll pretty much have the perfect summer dessert.


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