I thought I would enter the Cupcake Hero challenge again. I had so much fun last month thinking of a good recipe for peanut butter, so why not try again! This month Jamieanne from The Sweetest Kitchen is hosting. Her ingredient choice this month – coconut!!
Place all ingredients into a bowl, and mix together.
When ingredients are completely mixed together, spoon mixture evenly into prepared muffin tins.
Place in the oven until a skewer inserted into the cupcake comes out clean. About 15 minutes.
While the cupcakes are cooking, you can start your meringues. You will need to wait until the cupcakes are out of the oven before cooking the meringues.
Keep the egg yolks for the lime curd.
When you can see the soft peaks, add half the sugar. Keep whisking until all the sugar is gone. Then add the other half.
Once sugar is completely mixed in (you can tell by rubbing some meringue between your fingers – you shouldn’t be able to feel any sugar)
Spoon meringue mixture into a piping bag and pipe onto a baking paper lined tray
Turn the oven off, and leave them in the oven with the door ajar until completely cooled.
Left over meringues can be stored in an airtight container.
1/4 Cup Dessicated Coconut
Place cream cheese and coconut milk into mixer and beat together until all combined.
Place in fridge until ready to use to firm up
I used store bought lime juice, because fresh limes were ridiculously expensive!
Place egg yolks and egg in a saucepan and whisk together.
Add the lime juice and sugar and stir together.
Place the saucepan on the stove on medium heat, and mix lime juice, sugar and egg together until thick.
2) Add the butter and mix in until butter is completely melted
If not using straight away, place a layer of glad wrap over the top so it is touching the curd, and place in the fridge until you are ready to use it.
Once cupcakes are completely cooled, and the meringues, lime curd and coconut cream are all made. Cut holes in the tops of the cupcakes. (You can eat the bits you take out!)
Spoon approximately 2 teaspoons of lime curd per cupcake into the holes