Monday, 2 May 2016

Coconut and lime cupcakes

The sweet taste of the Carribean wrapped up in a delicious cupcake, you really will want to whip yourself up a batch of these indulgent cupcakes, enhanced with the tasty flavours of Sugar and Crumbs coconut lime icing sugar, making it taste like Malibu in cupcake form..

  140g plain flour
  140g caster sugar
  1 tsp baking powder
  80g butter
  120ml coconut milk or 40g coconut milk block to mix
  1 egg
  1 tsp vanilla essence

For the buttercream
  150g Sugar and crumbs coconut lime icing sugar
  100g butter
  1 tsp each of yellow & blue food colouring (or green if you have it)
  3 tbsp grated coconut milk block

Pre heat oven to 180c/160c fan/gas mark 4 and fill a cupcake tray with cases (makes 12 cupcakes).

Mix together the flour, sugar and baking powder with the butter to a sandy consistency.

In a separate bowl pour in the coconut milk, if you have this in block form instead simply add 100ml of boiled water to a jug and add 40g of coconut milk block to this and stir to melt the block and create your milk. Pour the milk in with the egg and vanilla and beat. Then pour the coconut milk mix into the flour mixture and beat well.

Spoon this mixture into your cupcake cases filling them a little over halfway full. Turn the oven down a notch (170c/150c fan/gas mark 3) and bake for 20 minutes.

Leave to cool whilst you mix your buttercream frosting. Mix together the butter and half of the sugar and crumbs coconut lime icing sugar till blended, then add the remaining mixture and beat, pour in 1 tsp each of yellow and blue food colouring, or green if you have it to hand; and blend well to ensure an even colour in the buttercream. Pipe this yummy vibrant green frosting on top of each cupcake then finish off with a sprinkling of grated coconut milk block on top.

Best eaten: The coconut milk certainly enhances the flavour of the cupcake base and makes for an excellent pairing with the Sugar and Crumbs coconut lime icing sugar in the frosting, it really does taste like Malibu in cupcake form. The natural lime flavouring enhances the icing sugar and really brings out the flavour, making for a rather delicious bake.

Want some delicious flavoured icing sugar to enhance your bake? Take a peek at Sugar and crumbs full range including the coconut lime flavour used for this bake!

Note: When this recipe was originally posted at I was sent this icing sugar by Sugar and Crumbs for free to try some recipe ideas out. Had I not been sent the icing sugar for free I still would have tried this recipe idea out, so this by no means affects my recipe post and baking suggestion. You can easily adapt this recipe should you prefer, by using a plain icing sugar and adding coconut and lime flavouring to the bake.