Tis the season to be…broke?
In my house, everyone’s birthday comes around the same time. Winter. Which means that my spending money quickly starts to deplete. Thankfully, the first is my oldest sister’s birthday Natasha and she’s pretty laid back. So I can usually get her something cute and small (this year I got her a statement necklace!) and bake her something yum and she appreciates it!
My little sister Mia, however? I prepare to empty my wallet. 😉
So for Natasha’s birthday I made her Coconut Lime Cupcakes! I’ve made this recipe many times, each time with little tweeks. Sometimes I’ll make them with a strawberry filling instead or a coconut cream cheese frosting (yum!). Or I’ll make them minis with no filling. But for her birthday, I came back to the original recipe from Shelly Kaldunski’s “Cupcakes”. If you love to look at cupcake recipes, this is a great book to have!
Coconut Lime Cupcakes
Adapted from Shelly Kaldunski’s “Cupcakes”
Makes 12 regular cupcakes
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 stick butter, room temp
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup shredded coconut, chopped
6 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons lime zest
pinch of salt
4 tablespoons of butter cut into 4 pieces