Coconut Lime Cupcakes16

Posted by chockylit in Citrus,Coconut,Thai-Inspired (Sunday April 17, 2005 at 11:19 am)

My first try at these Thai-inspired cupcakes involved:

– taking a standard buttercream recipe and swapping the milk for fresh lime juice and adding some lime zest
– taking a standard vanilla cake recipe and removing the vanilla and swapping 1/4 cup of milk for 1/4 cup of lime juice and adding some zest

I then topped the frosted cupcakes with toasted, unsweetened coconut that I tossed in some granulated sugar.

All in all the cupcakes tasted pretty good, but I found them for one too sweet and secondly tasting mostly of lime and not so much of coconut. I plan to mess with the recipe some and see if I can’t get at something a little less cloying. For one, I plan to substitute most of the milk with coconut milk and plan on getting some fresh coconut in there somewhere.

More pictures of the cupcakes are here.

Weekend is half over…0

Posted by in General (Saturday April 2, 2005 at 4:42 pm)

…and not a cupcake in sight. I fully intended to work on a new recipe or two inspired by a recent trip to Thailand… Perhaps tomorrow, or more likely, next weekend.