Lime and coconut cupcakes with Malibu rum!

  It was 9 months ago,when my husband encourage me to start baking cupcakes…I’ve never made cupcakes before and to find gluten free recipe was kind of challenge for me!I loved the idea of having a miniature of cake in your plate!Everybody loves cupcakes!!So many flavors and colors to play with!

   I tried to find an easy recipe,without any mess and ingredients difficult to find. So I found this one,is so airy and fluffy!I made some modifications,though.

   I love lemony desserts,but I also love coconut!The combination of these two are magical!So,my first cupcake was coconut cupcake with lime curd and coconut frosting.

   For the cupcakes you’ll need:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 olive oil
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • zest and juice of a lemon
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1 tbsp Malibu rum(if you don’t have Malibu,or you don’t want alcohol in your cupcakes add some coconut extract or coconut juice)

How to make it:

Preheat oven at 350 F.

Whisk together eggs and sugar for 2 minutes. Add the oil,yogurt,lemon and zest of the lemon,Malibu rum and whisk again.

Add rice flour, the coconut, baking powder and salt.

Fill the 2/3 of the muffing tins and bake for 15-20 minutes.

When they are done,let them cool in a rack.

Lime Curd Mosiac 2Then,start making the curd

Lime curd:

  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 100 gr. butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg yolks

In a small saucepan,heat the lime juice and butter in a medium heat  until the butter has melted.

Add the sugar,egg and yolks and cook until curd is thicken. Put it aside and let it cool.


imgresFor the coconut frosting you need:

  • 150 gr. unsalted butter,room temperature
  • 250 gr. powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp.milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Beat the butter and sugar,until they become cream.

Add the milk,vanilla and the coconut on the end.Put the mix in a piping bag and keep it on the fridge.

Make a small whole in the center of the cupcakes and fill them with the lime curd.Make a nice swirl with the frosting,or if you can’t,just spread it and add extra coconut on the top of the frosting. Voila!! The cupcakes are done!




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