Its been a while since I've posted something sweet which is a big shame because sweet is good. Sweet makes me happy and these are also a bit pretty, living in a house full of boys sometimes I need a bit of pretty, I need to do something a bit girly like put on some eyeshadow, paint my nails or bake something lovely. These cupcakes make me want to have a proper afternoon tea with cups and saucers and cucumber sandwiches. They made my day.
125g butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
finely grated zest of 1 big juicy lime
juice from half of that lime
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 cup self-raising flour
1/3 cup natural yoghurt
50g butter, softened
250g icing sugar
1/4 cup coconut milk
juice from the other half of lime
shredded coconut, to decorate
Preheat oven to 180. Pop paper cupcake cases into 12 muffin tin holes.
Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and lime zest until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add in the coconut, flours, lime juice and yoghurt and stir until just combined.
Spoon mixture evenly into the paper cases. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make buttercream, use an electric mixer to beat the butter until very pale. Gradually add icing sugar, beating well between each addition. Lastly add coconut milk and lime juice and beat until white and glossy.
Dollop a spoonful of buttercream onto each cool cupcake and sprinkle with coconut to serve (I also popped a little rosemary flower on mine to pretty them up).