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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Lisa McB July 19, 2011 at 9:15 AM

Yum–two of my favorite things: citrus and coconut! These look scrumptious!

Jamie July 19, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Thanks, Lisa – they are pretty delicious!

Jamie | My Baking Addiction July 19, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Amber – You are too sweet, thanks for the sweet and flattering intro!

Lenore July 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM

I love the lime and coconut flavor combo, so these will have to be a must-try for me…thank you for sharing them!!

arlene July 19, 2011 at 12:26 PM

Oh MY! These sound fabulous! I can’t wait to make them! Gorgeous pictures, too!

Jamie July 19, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Thanks so much, Arlene!

sarah July 19, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Oh these cupcakes must be so lovely and exotic and summery! I wish there’s a picture or two though, =)

Jamie | My Baking Addiction July 19, 2011 at 12:37 PM

You should be able to see the photo as the first thing in the post.

Bonnie Banters July 19, 2011 at 1:02 PM

I’m like you, I spot a bag of limes and I’m tempted to buy them (especially if it’s a deal). Then I get them home…and what to do with them? Often, like you, they land up mostly being table decor (which actually isn’t so bad).

These lime coconut cupcakes are beautiful and so tempting with the summer weather right now. Perfect summer treat! Thanks!

Jamie July 19, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Thanks so much, Bonnie!

Blog is the New Black July 19, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Goregous! These sound so delicious. Awesome guest post!

Jamie July 19, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Thank you! :)

JulieD July 19, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Jamie and Amber, these look so awesome! I want to try these! The icing look like little pillows of yummieness on top of the cupcakes. :)

Jamie July 19, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Thanks, Julie!

Rivki Locker July 19, 2011 at 5:38 PM

I just love the mounds of frosting on those cupcakes. Just beautiful.

Jamie July 19, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Thanks so much, Rivki – very sweet of you to say.

Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking July 19, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Great guest post and those cupcakes must be delicious!
I’m still singing, “you put the lime in the coconut…”. ;-)

Jamie July 19, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Ha! I love it! Keep singing, girl!

Deb@EastofEdenCooking July 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM

I adore Ina’s coconut cupcakes. With lime? Oh my, going to have to try these. Thanks for sharing.

Jamie July 19, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Thanks, Deb! :)

Tracy July 19, 2011 at 7:45 PM

I for one am glad that you went on a lime-buying binge, because now we have these fabulous cupcakes to enjoy! And yes I’m blaming you for getting that stuck in my head. ;-)

Jamie July 19, 2011 at 8:57 PM

I have been singing it all day! It’s starting to drive me a little nuts, especially since I know like 2 lines of the entire song.

Deb East of Eden Cooking July 19, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Adore Ina’s Coconut Cupcakes. Adding lime? Can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing.

Jamie July 19, 2011 at 8:55 PM

Aren’t they the best? I wish I was eating one right now!

Amanda July 19, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Is it possible to love Jamie more then I already did???? These are wonderful. I must beg her to make me some! :)

Jamie July 19, 2011 at 8:58 PM

:) No need to beg, Amanda! Name the time and place – I’ll bring the cupcakes, you bring the cake!

Ann July 19, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Absolutely delicious and SO beautiful! I just love limes and their zest…

Lisa~~ July 19, 2011 at 11:59 PM

Beautiful, the flavor combination and the cupcakes.

Cook Lisa Cook

Miss July 20, 2011 at 12:44 AM

Jamie, D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S! Can’t wait to try these.

Baker Street July 20, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Cupcakes look gorgeous! And i love idea of citrus-y limes combined with the sweetness of coconuts.

Katrina July 20, 2011 at 1:41 AM

These sound perfect! What a yummy combination!

Fred @ Savorique July 20, 2011 at 7:22 AM

Such a great seasonal recipe for refreshing cupcakes. Eaten super cold straight out from the fridge please!

Carin July 20, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Looks delicious! But now you need to give us a recipe to use up all the lime juice that we have after zesting the limes :)

Casey@Good. Food. Stories. July 20, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Whoa – one of your top five favorite cupcake flavors EVER?? That’s saying something!

Kelly July 20, 2011 at 9:46 PM

How cute are these!! They look absolutely delicious, almost TOO pretty to eat! :)

Cookbook Queen July 20, 2011 at 11:22 PM

I absolutely ADORE the lime/coconut combo. Why I never thought to combine them in cupcake form is beyond me.

Obviously, I am not as smart as I think I am.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction July 20, 2011 at 11:26 PM

These are beautiful cupcakes… And, you are absolutely correct that Jamie is a cupcake artist. I am always in awe of her creations!

Heather July 21, 2011 at 3:40 PM

When I first started baking, Ina’s coconut cupcakes were the first “from scratch” cupcake I made and I absolutely loved them, so I can’t wait to try them with the hint of lime.

These look absolutely beautiful (better than Ina’s!)

sweetsugarbelle July 26, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Id love to make cookies this flavor!

betty August 4, 2011 at 12:17 AM

very cute!

Lisa May 22, 2012 at 11:52 PM

These were the best cupcakes I have ever made! Delicious!! Thank you for posting this!

Heathur May 26, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Would it be possible to swap out the buttermilk for coconut milk?

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