Coconut Cupcakes With Key Lime Frosting

"This one was a real winner with my children. Whenever I get out the icing bag, they go bonkers and yesterday was no different. I had to hold them back when they arrived home from school, so that I could get a couple of these cupcakes frosted the way I wanted for a quick photo shoot. Once I put down the icing bag, my younger son set to work on icing the rest of the batch. He did a great job and had a good time while my older son ate them. Cupcake fun was had by all."
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Ready In:
10 cupcakes




  • In a small bowl blend eggs, coconut oil and agave nectar with a hand mixer.
  • Pulse in coconut flour, salt and baking soda.
  • Allow batter to sit and thicken just a bit.
  • Line a cupcake tin with unbleached baking cups.
  • Spoon ¼ cup cupcake batter into each cupcake liner.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove cupcakes from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  • Frost with Key Lime Icing and serve.

Questions & Replies

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  1. birdhead73
    I suppose this is supposed to be 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. What are you supposed to do with the shredded coconut? Does it go in the batter or is it garnish? Where is the recipe for the key lime frosting?


  1. Scarlett M.
    I made these cupcakes for a friends birthday and was not super pleased. To begin with, the recipe does not provide they key lime frosting recipe (no big deal, I found a really good one on another site) but it also calls for baking powder and does not give you the measurements. I bake regularly so I knew what to do in this case. The recipe also lists shredded coconut but does not tell you what to do with it. I mixed it in with the flour and it tasted really good. I was mostly grossed out at how greasy the cupcakes were. The oil literally formed a puddle inside the cupcake tins. And the texture was extremely mushy. The taste overall was really good but I probably wouldn't use this specific recipe again, I would look for a different one.


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