Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Sandy Farnham


I came up with this recipe while searching the internet for a lighter version coconut cupcake. I found a recipe for Coconut-Lime cupcakes and modified it slightly to make it lighter. Then I basically used my Grandmother's 7 minute icing recipe also modified (by adding mini-marshmallows). I had some toasted coconut and walnuts left over from another recipe and this was the result! Very yummy!


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3/4 c
6 Tbsp
margarine or butter
1 tsp
lime juice
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
1 c
fat free or light sour cream
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
lorann professional coconut emulsion


1 1/2 c
1/2 c
1 Tbsp
egg whites, room temperature
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 c


1/2 c
toasted coconut
1/4 c
toasted chopped walnuts

How to Make Coconut Lime Cupcakes


  • 1Preheat oven to 350.
  • 2Spray two muffin pans with non-stick spray or use cupcake liners.
  • 3Beat margarine and sugar until well blended.
  • 4Add egg, beat well. Add lime juice, vanilla and coconut emulsion.
  • 5In a separate bowl, sift flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together.
  • 6Slowly beat in sour cream and flour alternately into butter mixture.
  • 7Spoon into muffin tins, about 2/3 full.
  • 8Bake about 20 to 25 minutes. Cupcakes are done when they spring back to the touch and are slightly golden brown on top.
  • 9Cool before frosting.
  • 10While cupcakes are cooling, put sugar, Karo and water in medium boiler on stove. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly until boiling. Boil until mixture spins a thread when poured from a spoon. Turn off heat, add mini-marshmallows, don't stir. Meanwhile beat egg whites until peaks form. Pour hot syrup over egg whites beating on high constantly. Be careful! Syrup is very hot! Beat for another two minutes. Add pinch of salt and vanilla and stir. If frosting looks too runny, put in fridge to cool before frosting cupcakes.
  • 11Frost cupcakes, add a pinch of coconut-walnut topping to each one. (I always process the walnuts and coconut in a mini chopper before toasting)

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