Coconut Cream Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream Frosting

Coconut Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream Frosting


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp. potato starch
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tbsp. flaked sweetened coconut
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract


  • 3 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. half-and-half
  • ½ tsp grated lime rind
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. To prepare cupcakes, place 12 paper muffin cup liners in muffin cups; coat liners with cooking spray. Combine flour, potato starch, baking powder and salt in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Combine granulated sugar and 2 tbsp. butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended (mixture will be the consistency of damp sandwich). Add egg and egg white, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture and milk, alternately to egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in coconut and vanilla. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool in pan 2 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. To prepare frosting, combine butter, half-and-half, lime rind and lime juice in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating just until smooth. Spread about 2 ½ tsp. frosting on each cupcake.

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.

THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

2 thoughts on “Coconut Cream Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream Frosting

  1. russell lloyd-baker February 26, 2018 / 10:58 am


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