Lemon Coconut Cupcakes

Lemon Coconut Cupcakes

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Cupcake Princess 35

"This is a great cupcake recipe that I created. Lemon and coconut together is such a great combo. If you want, you can substitute lime zest for the lemon zest in the frosting, for lime coconut cupcakes instead. You can also add no zest at all to make regular coconut cupcakes."

Ingredients 1 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 308 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 232 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Heat 5 tablespoons butter and milk together in a saucepan over low heat until butter is melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Beat white sugar, eggs, egg yolk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a bowl using an electric hand mixer on low until mixture is smooth and thickened. Slowly pour flour mixture into sugar-egg mixture while mixing with the electric mixer until just incorporated. Slowly add butter-milk mixture; beat until just combined. Fold in 1/2 cup shredded coconut. Fill muffin cups with batter.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. Beat softened butter and cream cheese together in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium. Gradually beat confectioners' sugar into creamed butter mixture on low until incorporated. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and lemon zest until smooth and creamy. Spread frosting over cooled cupcakes; sprinkle about 1 teaspoon shredded coconut onto each cupcake.
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joan
8/21/2013

these are very delicious. I added one tsp. of lemon juice and blueberry's on top. it made 17 muffins. will make this again. :)

C. J.
3/22/2014

I only rated this a 3 star recipe. The cupcakes were nice and light, but I made these because of the "lemon". My family likes lemon anything and these did not have much of a lemon taste. Trying to figure out how to make these with more lemon flavor. Perhaps some lemon juice in the batter AND the frosting.

June
9/26/2013

People at work raved about how light and delish these are and enjoyed the icing...turned out moist, light and tasty! Easy to make.