Munsur’s class hosted a bake sale yesterday and his teachers had asked the parents to bring in something to sell. I turned to my famous lemon-coconut cupcakes recipe. It was a hit! The perfect combination of lemon and a hint of coconut…they never last around here! Give this simple and irresistibly delicious recipe a try!
Lemony-Coconut Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Lemon Icing Yields:~30 cupcakes
3 C flour, sifted
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 C coconut oil
2 C sugar
4 large eggs
Zest of 3 lemons
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 C coconut milk
1 Cream Cheese Icing recipe plus
3 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Tip: before you begin, have everything ready to smoothen the process: Line muffin tins with muffin/cupcake liners and set aside; whisk the dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, baking powder, salt) and set aside; crack the eggs, set aside; zest lemons and squeeze lemon juice..set aside.
In a stand mixer (or hand mixer), start by beating the oil and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time and mix just until incorporated with the sugar mix. Avoid over mixing the eggs.
Tip: crack the eggs in a bowl beforehand to avoid getting shell pieces in the batter.
Add lemon zest and vanilla. Mix.
Next, add half of the flour mix and beat until just combined, then add milk and lemon juice. Finish with the other half of the flour mix. Do not over mix!
Divide batter evenly into the cupcake liners – fill to about 3/4 of the way. Place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of a cupcake.
Look at these beauties! Let cool before icing.
For the icing: once you’ve made your icing, add lemon zest and lemon juice and mix.
Insert the 1M tip into the piping bag before you fill it with the icing. Pipe the cooled cupcakes in a circular motion working from the outside in.
Tip: if you don’t have tips or piping bags, a cool trick is to use a plastic sandwich bag (Ziploc or the like) and fill with the icing, then snip a corner and start piping!
Bon appétit! xo