Monday, December 13, 2010

You Take The Cake!

Last Night I had a Primary Board Meeting.  I really wanted to thank all of the teachers for their many hours of selfless service.  So the theme of the meeting was "You Take The Cake".  Pictured below is the invitation to the meeting.

For refreshments, we had cupcakes.  My good friend Karrie made some delicious Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes and also some White Cupcakes with a Raspberry Filling.

I made Chocolate Cupcakes with a Cream Cheese Candy Cane Filling.

And I also made Coconut Lime Cupcakes.

I practiced making the coconut lime cupcakes until I got them just right.  
In fact, I think they were PERFECT!  
This is what I did....

1 Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
3 Large Eggs
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Coconut Milk
1/3 Cup Lime Juice
1 Tablespoon Lime Zest
1 Cup Shredded Coconut

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds).
Then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.  Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18-21 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Shortening
3 Cups Confectioner's Sugar
1 teaspoon Lime Juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon Lime Zest
Flaked Coconut for decorating

Beat the butter and shortening until smooth, then add sugar and beat.  Add lime juice, vanilla, and lime zest and beat until fluffy.  Spread the frosting on cooled cupcakes and top with shredded coconut (I toasted mine).

The board meeting went well, the cupcakes were even better.  I hope you give these delicious treats a try!


Krista said...

Lynette those look sooo delicious! Um, I'm pretty sure I would have skipped our family party had I known you were serving those! :)

Jessica said...

Lynette, these look awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe! How did you do your cream cheese candy cane filling? I love your posts! Thanks again for sharing!

Somer said...

I just had to stop by and tell you that those coconut lime cupcakes are GORGEOUS! I saw the picture on Foodbuzz as I was casually glancing through and saw those and simply had to let you know how gorgeous that picture is!

Mommy Becoming said...

Yes, please share the chocolate cupcake with filling recipe...I would love to make these for my Chrismas eve party!!