Coconut Keylime Cupcakes

by J.S. on March 10, 2011

in Parties,Recipes

I made these for a friends birthday. I’m from Florida and Key Limes are like a religion but fear not, you can probably find them anywhere or just use regular old limes. If your west coast, I found mine at Fresh n’ Easy. A bag of them was under a $1.

I decided to make life easy and doctor up a box cake mix. You can make these from scratch if you’re feeling feisty.

1 box of yellow or white cake mix

1 cup of buttermilk

3 eggs

Oil – use the amount called for on the box.

1/4 cup Key lime juice

1/8 cup key lime zest

For the frosting:

1 8oz pack of cream cheese – room temperature

2 sticks of room temperature butter

1 box of powdered sugar

1/8 cup key lime juice

1/2 shredded coconut

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 milk (add as needed to thin the frosting)

Bake as directed on the box. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

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