Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Margarita White Chocolate Coconut Key Lime Cupcakes

Once upon a time, a really yummy cupcake....

...realized something was missing in it's cupcake life.
I picked up this margarita glass at the Dollar Tree and thought maybe they could be friends, since the cupcakes base fit so nicely inside the base, it seemed to be going well.

They imagined their future together as the dessert course at one of my parties....they talked about how many cupcake taquila shot babies they were going to have....but then....I remembered....I like to be destructive, and this relationship wasn't going to work out.
I cut up two cupcakes, chopped and placed one in the bottom of a cup, added 4 T of filling, another layer of cupcake, a heaping helping of chocolate lime icing, sprinkled the edges, and a lime wedge. And my cupcake and I have not been the same since then.

...and they all lived happily ever after. In other news....
First...let me say I'm not a big fan of lemon or lime flavored desserts. Citrus and I just don't have much of a friendship going, but I needed to make a lime dessert (to be explained in a minute) and I must say I'll definitely make these again. I lime green heart these....especially the icing...it appears I'm developing quite a love of icing...or rather, fostering the love that already exhisted. Now on to the meat of the post.
I recently went to visit my pal Carla (more on that tomorrow), and the rest of the family in Austin in honor of her daughter's birth. I brought a trunkload of gifts. It's sort of my MO. None of my friends are surprised when I arrive with too many things, they just clear off the tables when I head down the road. I like to craft, my friends are my excuse for continuing this 'hobby.' I made some tamales for the family. I decided I wanted to add a dessert to my offerings, and since it was May, and May was all about cupcakes for me, I began researching some ideas for a cupcake that would compliment my tamales. I decided to find something Margarita-ish. I found a recipe for Key Lime Cupcakes on Hoosier Homemade. These cupcakes had a whipped cream topping, and I love icing, so I decided to use this as the base, and move forward with an icing recipe. I found a really yummy White Chocolate and Lime icing recipe on FoodTV. I also decided to simplify my life and use a boxed cake mix. I combined all these fun finds to see what I could come up with.

I halved a white cupcake mix, and added 1/2 of shredded cocount to the mix before baking. I made 8 'full' cupcakes (I measure the batter with a 1/4 c. scoop). Bake as directed.
FILLLING: (This is the exact recipe from Hoosier Homemade)

Beat (for 2 minutes) together 1 small pkg (4 oz) vanilla instant pudding with 1/2 c. whipping cream, 1/4 c. lime juice, 4 drops green food color, 1/2 c. powdered sugar. Let rest for 3 min, and then place in fridge.
I decided to use these as a filling, so I cut a cone shape out of the cupcakes. I found it was best to go pretty deep to weight the bottom down b/c the cupcakes are a little top heavy otherwise.) Fill cupcakes with filling, and then place lid back on cupcake.

ICING: (From a foodnetwork contributer...LOVE it!)
Melt 5 oz of white chocolate and set aside.
Mix 1 stick of butter (room temperature), 3 1/2 c. powdered sugar, pinch of salt, 1/2 t. salt, 1/2 t. vanilla, 1 T. lime, and 1/4 c. sour cream. Add in chocolate just until combine.
Garnish edges with sprinkles, and the top with a lime slice.
And because no blog....or cupcake is complete with a shot of the inside, which in turns means I eat one before giving them away...

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Linking To:
Under the Table and Dreaming
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Mother of Pearl
Between Naps on the Porch
Cupcake Tuesday
Tip Junkie
Today's Creative Blog
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Just a Girl
House of Hepworth
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Tree said...

Oh my gosh!! I am totally in heaven. I love Margaritas (ahem LOL), and now I can have my cake and eat it too. ;) Thanks so much for linking up again for Tasty Tuesday! I will definitely have to try this recipe soon.

gnee said...

Anything lime is my weakness and these look luscious! Thanks so much for a fun idea...

Ess said...

wow! These look great and sound great and I can't wait to indulge!!! :)

HoosierHomemade said...

Those look great! So festive!
I'd love for you to add them to Cupcake Tuesday! ;-)

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Oh my heaven. These look amazing. Where do you live and will you ship them to NC? YUM.

trippingtiffies said...

even though I'm allergic to coconut...those look AMAZING!

terry said...
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Diane said...

This looks great. Thanks for sharing.

I came here via Met Monday. Visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

HoosierHomemade said...

I'm so glad you had a minute to add your cupcakes to Cupcake Tuesday!
Thanks much!

Magic Brush said...

I wish I could bake! I'll send this to my girlfriends who can! Thank goodness I can paint!!!

Heather said...

In one word.. YUM! I LOVE cupcakes! Wont you follow me over to Dragonfly Designs and check out my cupcakes?!?! :P

AUDRA said...

Oh man! These look SO good!!!!

I would love if you could link up these yummy cupcakes to my link party


jules said...

Okay...I think I gained 10 pounds just reading this recipe! ;)

But I am still going to try it.

Robyn said...

You had me at KEY LIME! YUM! THese look delish! Here's a little tip for filling cupcakes...get a pastry bag, coupler and a large star tip from Joanns or Michaels. Put your filling in the bag and just pop that tip all the way in and squeeze! Works everytime! I do all kinds like this...Peanut butter filling with fudge frosting, yellow cake, rasberry preserves and white chocolate vinalla butter cream! EASY!

Robyn said...

btw, saw this on HOH! So glad I did!

21st Century Housewife© said...

What a great post! And your recipe looks and sounds delicious!!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Oh my goodness...these cupcakes look delicious. What a great idea! BTW, I love the margarita glass!!!

Jasey said...

Super Yummy! I love the flavors! I almost licked my screen!

I host a Tuesday Taste Party - I would love to have you sometime!

Happy Day~
Jasey @ Crazy Dasiy

Jasey said...

You are welcome for the comment and the invite! Can't wait to see you Tuesday!

Happy Day,
Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

Jane said...

Sounds super yummy! I love margaritas. Stopping by from Sunday Showcase. :)

Stephanie Lynn said...

Goodness another AMAZING creation! Pure bliss! I'll be featuring this today Christy! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

"S" and family said...

Saw a link to this on Under the Table and Dreaming; I must say, you are amazingly clever! This is going in my recipe queue!!

AUDRA said...

Thanks for linking up to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday!

I featured this today!

Hope to see more from you :)

Audra Simpsonizedcraftsandthensome.blogspot.com

Lindy Stamper said...

You're my idol!!!! I just found you and going to give this a shot! THank you for sharing!

J+S said...

Okay, wait, I have to blog about this one too! You are incredible. LOVE. I'll link and credit back. Again, please let me know if this is a problem in any way.