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Coconut Lime Cupcakes Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

These coconut lime cupcakes are sweet and tangy and a delicious treat.

Ingredients

2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup oil (we use grapeseed)
1 cup buttermilk
3 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons almond extract
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups sweetened flaked coconut

Coconut Topping
2 limes, juiced
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup shredded coconut

Directions

Muffins

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Grease or line an 18 hole muffin tray.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.

In the large bowl combine the oil, buttermilk, vanilla extract and sugar.

One at a time beat in the eggs.

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until smooth, careful not to overmix.

Gently fold in the coconut.

Fill each cup 3/4 full.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Topping

In the meanwhile in a small bowl, whisk lime juice, shredded coconut and powdered sugar.

After 10 minutes, remove the muffins from the oven and top with coconut mixture.

Bake for another 10-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Remove the cupcakes to a rack and allow to cool completely.

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