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Vanilla and Lime Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

Preparation Time
20 - 25 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Serves
Makes 12

Allergy Information
Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Lactose Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian


Ingredients

  • 100g Lucy Bee Coconut Oil, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla bean paste
  • 6 eggs
  • Juice of 1 lime, zest of 1 lime (reserve 1/2 zest for the topping)
  • 50g Lucy Bee Coconut Flour
  • 100g Lucy Bee Coconut Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp. gluten free baking powder
  • A pinch of Lucy Bee Himalayan Salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 70g Lucy Bee Creamed Coconut
  • 60ml hot (but not boiling) water
  • 2 tbsp. desiccated coconut, slightly toasted
  • Zest of 1/2 lime (reserved from above)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, gas mark 3. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with baking cases.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together Lucy Bee Coconut Oil, vanilla bean paste, eggs and lime juice.
  3. Sift Lucy Bee Coconut Flour into a separate bowl, then add Lucy Bee Coconut Sugar, desiccated coconut, baking powder, lime zest and a pinch of Lucy Bee Himalayan Salt and stir together.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk to combine.
  5. Divide the mixture between the muffin cases, then bake in the oven for around 20 minutes, until golden and risen. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  6. While the cakes cool, make the icing. Combine Lucy Bee Creamed Coconut with 60ml water. Chill to firm up slightly, then spread onto the cooled cakes. Sprinkle over with desiccated coconut and lime zest.

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