I am trying to diet, but there always seems to be a reason to make cupcakes. Tonight I signed up to take some dessert to Relief Society and Kev wants to take cupcakes to school Saturday so I decided to try out some more flavors... I went with the coconut lime and snickerdoodle. So as I am mixing and testing I sometimes forget what I add so I tried really hard to remember to measure what went into the mixes, but as you make these just taste the components to make sure they all taste delicious. I remember one of my teachers in school saying that if all the components of the product taste good then the product will probably taste good as well...
Coconut Lime Cupcakes:
1 Box white cake mix
3 Tbsp Veg Oil
2/3 Cup Coconut Milk
1/3 Cup Lime Juice
1/3 Cup Water
1 Tbsp Coconut Extract
Zest of 2 limes
DO NOT make the cake as directed on box, just mix the above ingredients, fill cupcake cups 3/4 full and bake at 350 for 25-28 minutes- there is a little more liquid in these than the box suggest so it took longer to cook...
Meanwhile make lime glaze and icing.
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
2 Tbsp coconut milk
zest of 1 lime
Bring to boil and boil for about two minutes I think- I got a little distracted but it still worked out. glaze should be whitish and sweet with a zip of tartness
When cupcakes cool dip the tops in the glaze and while holding upside down shake off excess glaze, you just want a little layer on top of the cupcake.
Coconut Lime Frosting
1 8oz block Cream Cheese
2 sticks butter
1 lb + 1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp Coconut milk
1 Tbsp Coconut extract
Zest of two limes
Cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth, add flavors and sugar and zest mix till smooth, if it isn't stiff enough add more powdered sugar, however when I was making this though it seemed a little soft but my house was roasting so I just chilled it and it firmed up...
I colored my frosting green, but since the icing isn't really limey I think next time I will leave it white and just garnish with some green sugar sprinkles because I thought the lime green frosting with Toasted coconut looked gross...
These are good though, the sweet coconut frosting goes well with the tart lime glaze.
1 Box White or Yellow Cake mix- I actually made these with white cake but I think a butter yellow cake will taste better and am going to try that out tomorrow so I will update which is more delicious...
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 Tbsp Cinnamon Extract
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
Make cake mix, fill cups almost to the top, (you want these to rise up bigger) and bake at 350 for 25-27 minutes.
When cooled I brushed the outer rim of the cupcake with melted butter and rolled the top in cinnamon sugar, brush excess sugar off the middle of the cupcake because the icing wont stick very well to the cupcake if there is a layer of sugar in between...
1 8oz block of Cream Cheese
2 sticks Butter
1 lb powdered sugar
2 Tbsp Cinnamon
Cream butter and cream cheese until smooth, add powdered sugar and cinnamon.
Pipe onto middle of cupcake and garnish with half a snickerdoodle cookie. I just got the boxed mix from Pillsbury and made it really quick since the cookie garnish doesn't have to be the most stellar. However I do have a delicious snickerdoodle recipe that I may post later, who knows...
I think I am going to make a cupcake cookbook, nothing fancy just a little photo and recipe book on blurb but if you have any fun flavors you would like me to include just let me know and I will work out a recipe or way to make it delicious and fun.