20 April, 2015

Lemon and coconut cupcakes

This cupcake is so light and airy with a hint of lemon and the subtle coconut flavour in the frosting complements the moist cake underneath. I have used the basic vanilla buttercream as the base and added coconut flavour on top of it.

Can be made a day ahead and assembled closer to serving. Store frosting in fridge and simply whip again until fluffy. 

 

Lemon and coconut cupcakes

Lemon and coconut cupcakes

Lemon and coconut cupcakes
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Cupcakes
  1. 200g flour
  2. 200g castor sugar
  3. 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  4. 120g butter at room temperature
  5. 2 eggs at room temperature
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  7. Zest of a lemon
  8. 1/2 cup lemon curd
  9. Toasted shredded coconut (optional)
Frosting
  1. 2 cups vanilla butter cream
  2. 1/2 cup coconut milk powder
  3. 2 tbsp. milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170 °C. Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder and zest in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add one egg at a time clearing after each addition.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture and fold through or mix on low speed.
  5. Add vanilla and fold to combine.
  6. Fill muffin cups evenly and bake for about 20 minutes or until a inserted skewer comes out clean.
  7. Let the cupcakes cool on a wire rack.
  8. For the frosting, beat vanilla butter cream and coconut milk powder on high speed. Add 1-2 tsp. of milk to loosen the frosting.
  9. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, scoop out a bit from the centre and fill with ½ tsp. lemon curd and pipe coconut buttercream. Finish off with a sprinkle of toasted coconuts.
Notes
  1. Find basic vanilla buttercream recipe under Spreads 'n Fillings
Voddy's Kitchen http://voddyskitchen.com.au/

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