Hello everyone !
I’m so excited to be here for the first cooking post on API. I don’t know about you but we are having a hot month of september here. It is so warm outside, I’ve been craving for summery flavors lately. I have to confess, I am crazy for coconut ! So, when I found this cupcake recipe with coconut and lime I kew I had to try it. And I’m glad I did because they’re delicious !
I made those for a romantic picnic with my husband. It was our second wedding anniversary so I wanted to plan something special. We are not the “fancy restaurants” kind of people and we feel more at ease surrounded by nature than in a limo (also we can’t afford a limo). That’s why a “picnic” anniversary dinner was perfect for us. I had prepared fresh fruits, different vegan spreads and dips, bread, some wine… and those delicious cupcakes. I found the perfect location not far from our home (a tiny beach on the banks of the Saône river just ten minutes away from our apartment) and when Johan came back from work we jumped on our bikes and rode along the river. It was very romantic and the lime and coconut cupcakes where the cherry on the top of a perfect date.
For these cupcakes you’ll need :
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
Juice and zest from 2 limes
For the frosting
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup reduced coconut milk
This is how I did it :
Mix all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt) together in a small bowl.
Mix all wet ingredients (eggs, vanilla, sour cream) together in an other bowl.
Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add in the lime juice and zest and stir until mixed.
Bake the cupcakes at 350 for 16 minutes.
Bring the coconut milk to a boil. Once boiling lower heat to a simmer and let the milk reduce to about half its original volume ( 20-25 minutes).
Allow milk to cool to room temperature.
Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and beat on low speed until combined.
Thanks for reading & see you soon on A pretty Idea !