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coconut cupcake

Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
Light low carb & gluten free coconut lime cupcakes baked with coconut flour.
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  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup coconut milk tinned
  • ½ cup erythritol
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 Lime zest & juice
  • ½ cup Desiccated coconut unsweetened
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted softened
  • ¼ cup erythritol, powdered low carb sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons cream, whipping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Whisk the butter and erythritol together until creamy
  • Add the eggs, one at a time
  • Add the lime juice, zest and coconut milk. Keep whisking until smooth
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and mix well. If the batter seems too thick add more coconut milk. It should resemble cake/pancake batter.
  • Place the batter into cupcake cases ¾ of the way up and bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops spring back lightly when touched.
  • Remove and cool in the pan.


  • Blend the topping ingredients until smooth. I used a hand blender but feel free to do an upper arm workout and try it with a spoon!
  • Slather the cream cheese frosting over the cupcakes and decorate with sliced limes or grated lime zest.


Nutrition: Per cupcake: 
Without topping   162 calories, 3.4g protein, 14.2g fat, 6.3g total carb, 3.3g fibre
With topping  207 calories, 4g protein, 18.8g fat, 6.6g total carb, 3.3g fibre
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18.8g | Fiber: 3.3g