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Sunday, April 17, 2005

Coconut Lime Cupcakes


My first try at these Thai-inspired cupcakes involved:

- taking a standard buttercream recipe and swapping the milk for fresh lime juice and adding some lime zest
- taking a standard vanilla cake recipe and removing the vanilla and swapping 1/4 cup of milk for 1/4 cup of lime juice and adding some zest

I then topped the frosted cupcakes with toasted, unsweetened coconut that I tossed in some granulated sugar.

All in all the cupcakes tasted pretty good, but I found them for one too sweet and secondly tasting mostly of lime and not so much of coconut. I plan to mess with the recipe some and see if I can't get at something a little less cloying. For one, I plan to substitute most of the milk with coconut milk and plan on getting some fresh coconut in there somewhere.

More pictures of the cupcakes are here.

11 Comments:

Blogger Margaret said...

You should link this photo to your Flickr photostream. Beautiful!

4/17/2005 5:22 PM  
Blogger chockylit said...

Good idea!

4/17/2005 5:31 PM  
Blogger Angel said...

Wow. Those cupcakes are beautiful. I really want to try to make these now.

4/18/2005 7:53 PM  
Blogger Cupcake said...

Thanks for being a faithful reader of my blog. I'm adding your gorgeous cupcake porn blog to my links!

5/12/2005 7:39 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Gorgeous cupcakes! Lime and coconut...great combo. Let us know how the tweaking turns out. I'm looking forward to trying to make these.

6/10/2005 10:14 AM  
Blogger chockylit said...

Thanks. I hope to get to it soon, but I am starting a remodel tomorrow and there will be no baking for like 4 weeks!

6/11/2005 9:45 AM  
Anonymous aida said...

is there a healthier substitute for confectioners sugar in frosting?
like something that provides the right spreading consistency to frosting so that its not runny but at the same time not be so sweet like confectioners sugar?

2/25/2006 7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your site, I can't cook to save my life but I can make a mean cupcake, seeing your blog and pics just showed me a new level! Thanks for the inspiration, I'm going to try some of these :)
Btw, when I'm reading your recipes and posts, the links to the right cut off part of the text, is it me?

3/07/2006 9:16 AM  
Blogger chockylit said...

The cutting off of the text is an issue with the three column CSS I coded up. It is fine, however, if the browser window is opened up to fit the 900 pixels the layout needs. I view the blog with the browser window open fully on my tiny laptop (13" screen)... So try maximizing the browser window. That should fix it.

3/08/2006 1:25 PM  
Anonymous Steph Tekano said...

I made these cupcakes this weekend and I substituted the remainin milk for coconut milk. It worked pretty well and the cupcakes were a hit. The only adjustment I would do next time is add more lime juice and zest to the batter.

5/15/2006 9:14 AM  
Blogger chockylit said...

Steph, glad they mostly worked out. Happy experimenting!

5/17/2006 9:55 PM  

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