Cccc #11 - Key Lime Macadamia

Baking By JanH Updated 18 Oct 2010 , 4:46am by Jamielc

JanH Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 6:42am
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For anyone not familiar with the CCCC.....

Originally Posted by GrandmaG

I thought it would be fun to start a Cupcake Club like Oprah's Book Club and test out different cupcake recipes. The intention of the CCCC is to explore new recipes and techniques.
This is no place for bashing... constructive criticism only. You can say you didn't like a recipe, but say why, and if you have suggestions for 'fixing' that issue. Example: "The flavor was good but the cake was too dry, so I added 1/4 c. more oil and 1 egg." Or something to the effect of, "They came out dry, did anyone else notice that? What did you do to fix it?"
The first time you should follow the recipe as it is given, otherwise you're not truly testing the recipe. Then... if you loved it... you're done. If you felt it could be improved, make your improvements and post what you did.
...Anyone can jump in any time! If the sound of the recipe doesnt appeal to you then try the next one.
Thanks to the ladies on the How about a thread to seriously discuss making cupcakes?????" thread for helping me out with this!
1. Have fun!
2. No bashing!
3. Start with original recipe.
4. Give constructive criticism.

I know I'm tired of winter.... and thought these cuppies would bring a bit of early summer. icon_smile.gif

CCCC# 11 -Key Lime Macadamia cupcakes*:

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon zest and 1/4 cup juice from Key limes** (see note)

3/4 cup canned coconut milk

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup mild honey, preferably clover

2 large eggs

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In a liquid measure, combine Key lime zest and juice, and coconut milk; set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy; scraping sides of bowl, as necessary.
Add honey; mix well.
Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down sides of bowl after each addition.
Add half of the reserved dry ingredients to the butter mixture; mix on low until just combined.
With mixer running on low, slowly add the lime mixture.
Add remaining dry ingredients until just combined.
Stir in coconut and macadamia nuts.
Fill paper-lined muffin tins 2/3 full.
Bake 18 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean.
Remove to wire rack; cool.
Frost with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting, if desired.
Makes 12 to 16 cupcakes.

**Note: Regular limes may be substituted.

Coconut cream cheese frosting

1/2 cup cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup butter, softened

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons mild honey, preferably clover

4 to 5 cups powdered sugar

1 1/2 cups shredded coconut

In a mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
Add lime juice and honey; mix well.
Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until desired spreading consistency.
Frost cupcakes; top with coconut.

*Recipe developed by Lisa Bishop, courtesy National Honey Board

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To submit a new recipe for CCCC #12 , please pm me with a number between 1-1000 by Feb. 25. The member submitting the number closest to the one I've picked will post their recipe and begin the cycle again.

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26 replies
fiddlesticks Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 2:13pm
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Hey JanH That looks delicious!

GrandmaG Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 2:32pm
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Sounds really good Jan! Thanks for posting!

Melvira Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 2:41pm
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Oh, I loooove lime! And macadamias!! Mmmmm... good call Jan!

JessDesserts Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 2:48pm
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Ive had lime cuppies on my to-do list for quite sometime, thanks Jan! I cant wait to try these.

shell62995 Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 4:44pm
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i will be picking up limes next time i'm at the store!! yummy! ty

TSG177 Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 4:53pm
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These sound delicious. I can't wait to make them. I love lime and macadamia nuts. Reminds me of the tropics where I really would like to be right now!

maryjsgirl Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 5:08pm
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This recipe sounds decadent!

Meemawfish Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 1:37pm
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Sounds wonderful Jan. I will have to give it a go. Thanks icon_biggrin.gif

sweetpea1972 Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 2:36pm
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I haven't tried them out before, but I will definitely be trying this one. I LOVE key lime anything icon_lol.gif

chassidyg Posted 14 Feb 2009 , 4:14pm
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I was looking for a key lime recipe for hubby, will have to see if he likes em! thanks!!

ILoveMy6Boys Posted 15 Feb 2009 , 5:00pm
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Hehe, My hubby was reading over my shoulder and said "ooooo Lime and Macadamia Nuts that sound goooood!" So, needless to say I will be making those todayicon_smile.gif Thanks Jan!!!
P.S. Thanks for having me in this group, you are all so talented! icon_biggrin.gif

ILoveMy6Boys Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 4:53am
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I made these cupcakes tonight. The cake was nice and moist but the flavor was not what I expected. I was thinking that the honey, although a key ingredient for the original creator, was clashing a bit with the lime and coconut. I am gonna try substituting the honey for sugar and see what I get. The frosting, however, was AMAZING!!!!! Loved it!!! I will definately make the frosting again! mmmmm Thanks Jan!

acookieobsession Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 3:00am
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so can someone please tell me where to get coconut milk? I used coco loco once and uhm...that was wrong, wrong, wrong!

Thanks, Julia

GrandmaG Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 3:05am
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Hi Julia. You can find it in the Chinese cooking aisle or the liquor aisle. There's 2 or 3 different brands.

Melvira Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 3:42am
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Originally Posted by ILoveMy6Boys

I made these cupcakes tonight. The cake was nice and moist but the flavor was not what I expected. I was thinking that the honey, although a key ingredient for the original creator, was clashing a bit with the lime and coconut. I am gonna try substituting the honey for sugar and see what I get. The frosting, however, was AMAZING!!!!! Loved it!!! I will definately make the frosting again! mmmmm Thanks Jan!

Hey, I haven't been getting notices so I just saw this, but instead of subbing sugar, to keep from changing consistency or anything, sub white corn syrup. That's how I do it. JMO!

GrandmaG Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 3:50am
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ILoveMy6Boys, did you use the key limes then? I can't find any but I do like the key lime juice by Nellie and Joe's. I might have to use that.

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 4:00am
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Oh the lime juice by Nellie and Joe's. Love it !

frstech Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 10:41pm
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This sounds delish, will give it a try soon hopefully!!


ILoveMy6Boys Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 11:23pm
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Mel, what a GREAT idea, you are sooooo smart!!! Gonna have to try corn syrup! Grandma G I used plain ole limes, but I will have to try Nellie and Joe's! Where do you get it?
Here is a picture of my cuppies!

GrandmaG Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 11:27pm
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MMMmmmm! Those look delicious! Can't wait to try them! You can find the Nellie and Joes in the juice aisle. Not all stores carry it but it should be next to the regular lime juice. It's a must to make a Key Lime Pie if you don't have the key limes. icon_smile.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 11:42pm
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ILoveMy6Boys.. They look great!

GrandmaG Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 11:50pm
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From what I've been reading if you substitute the honey, either with corn syrup or sugar and water, you should also decrease the baking soda by 1/2 tsp or not at all because it is used to reduce the acidity in the honey.

ILoveMy6Boys Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 4:07am
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Thanks guys!!! GrandmaG when I try this recipe again, I'll try corn syrup, key limes and no baking soda. Thanks so much!!! You are all soooo clever!!

ILOVEMY6BOYS icon_biggrin.gif

JessDesserts Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 4:32am
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we're actually up to CCCC#14, please join us!

Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell everyone you know!! The more the better!!


This month is salted caramel chocolate cupcakes.....yeah baby!! mm-mm good!!

Jamielc Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 4:46am
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Thanks Jess. I've read through all 14 and have been trying to add at least the next CCCC to the end when I finish one, so at least other new folks like myself have the link to the next thread. And especially with the last few as so much time has passed since they were all started. icon_biggrin.gif

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