May 26, 2006

Lime & Buttermilk Cupcakes



Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
¾ cup butter, at room temperature
¾ cup buttermilk
2 eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
zest of one lime

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350. Line 12 wells in a cupcake tin with baking papers. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, zest and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the juice. Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Fill each baking cup two-thirds full. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Ice with coconut lime icing.

My thoughts:
Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of my first post here at Coconut & Lime. What better way to celebrate than with coconut & lime flavored cupcakes? The lime flavor is pretty strong and nicely accented by the coconut while still maintaining a light, tangy flavor. These may be my new favorite summer cupcakes.

14 comments:

  1. I bet these are the best cupcakes ever! Happy 2nd anniversary to you. Thanks for this recipe...I love tangy treats...

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  2. Happy Anniversary!! I love your blog and really appreciate all your comments on Baltimore. I'm sure I'll have more! Keep posting. I really like that you add your "thoughts" on a recipe. Wendy

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  3. I tried this with some limes left over from a pirate party, and I have to say it was absolutely delicious, especially when matched with the coconut and lime icing. I had to make another batch straight away!

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  4. I needed a light springtime cupcake and gave this one a try. They were delicious. Although like anything I can't leave the recipe alone. For the second batch I added shredded coconut to the batter along with 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Coconut rum. Nice coconut flavor to enhance the lime. I also cut back on the butter by 4 tablespoons and the cupcakes came out nice and light.

    Keep up the great baking, yum.

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  5. Finn Buster-your additions sound great! I am glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. I just made these today and bow down to your awesomeness, because they are so yummy. I've already eaten two this evening. :)

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  7. These are soooo good. They are incredibly moist and not too sweet. And if you don't like coconut, the suggested frosting is just as good without it.

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  8. These cupcakes are yummy. So moist. My 1 1/2 year old Granddaughter gives her approval. I think some toasted coconut would be a good addition on top the frosting.

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  9. I made these cupcakes last night! I was hosting a dinner party with a Mexican theme. Thought lime cupcakes would be perfect. Everyone said they were the best cupcakes they've ever had and the best I've ever made! Thanks!!

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  10. These look great! My boyfriend isn't such a huge coconut fan though... any suggestion for a substitute for the topping?

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  11. Beth-
    I would just leave off any sort of topping and just make lime icing.

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  12. These cupcakes were fantastic. I made them a few weekends ago for a baby shower and they were a hit. Some guests ate 3 cupcakes!!! I wanted a tall frosting, so I adapted the Buttercream Dream Recipe by adding the rind of 2 limes and juice of 2 limes. I am keeping these cupcakes on my list of definite keepers. These were amazing. Thank you!!!!

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