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The perfect blend of lime and coconut makes these Lime Coconut Cupcakes a delicious tropical treat.  You’ll love the bright tropical flavors and the homemade buttercream, topped with coconut, makes these cupcakes over-the-top delicious.

Grab your ingredients!

– 1.5 cups all-purpose flour – ½ tbsp baking powder – Pinch salt – 1 stick butter, softened – 1 cup granulated sugar – 3 eggs, room temperature – Juice of one lime – ¼ cup milk – ½ cup shredded coconut – 2 sticks softened butter – 4 cups icing sugar – Juice of half a lime – 1-2 tbsp milk – 1 drop green gel food coloring – Shredded coconut for garnishing

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

Step 1

In another bowl, beat together butter, sugar and eggs. Add lime and stir some more. In thirds, add dry ingredients into bowl of wet ingredients, alternating with the milk. Mix until batter completely forms.

Step 2

Fold shredded coconut into the batter. Scoop cupcake batter into each section of the muffin tin, filling it about 2/3 of the way. Bake for 15-18 minutes and allow to cool before decorating

Step 3

To make the buttercream, use an electric mixer to beat together butter, icing sugar, lime, and milk. Start on slow speed, then gradually increase to high. Once the ingredients are well-incorporated and smooth, add gel food coloring, and beat more. The buttercream is ready once it forms semi-stiff peaks.

Step 4

Scoop buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton #12 attached. Frost each cupcake generously. Sprinkle cupcakes with shredded coconut. Serve and enjoy!

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