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Vegan Coconut Lime Cupcake

Vegan Coconut Lime Cupcakes

Eggless lime and coconut cupcakes with creamy coconut frosting on top.

Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Keyword coconut lime cupcakes
Prep Time 22 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 378 kcal



  • 280 ml Light coconut milk (the tinned kind)
  • 2 Teaspoons Lime juice
  • 230 g Self-raising flour
  • 180 g Caster sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra virgin coconut oil, melted (30g)
  • Zest of 1 lime

Coconut frosting:

  • 90 g Extra virgin coconut oil
  • 450 g Icing sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Light coconut milk (tinned)

To top:

  • Lime zest
  • Desiccated coconut



  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C for fan ovens) and line a cupcake tin with 12 paper cases.

  2. Mix the coconut milk and lime juice together and set aside for 5 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour and the sugar. Add the melted coconut oil and vanilla extract along with the coconut milk from the previous step. Mix well to make a smooth batter.

  4. Fold in the lime zest.

  5. Divide the cake batter between your 12 cupcake cases and bake for around 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Coconut frosting:

  1. Place the coconut oil into a large bowl. Mix in the icing sugar and coconut milk, a little bit at a time. If you want it to be softer, add more coconut milk and if you want it to be firmer, place it in the fridge for a while and/or add more icing sugar.


  1. Pipe or spoon some coconut frosting onto each cupcake. Top with a sprinkling of lime zest and desiccated coconut.

Recipe Notes

  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 3 days. Frosting will become stiff if stored in the fridge so I recommend bringing the cupcakes to room temperature before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Coconut Lime Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake with frosting)
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Sodium 14mg1%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 2g4%
* All values are an estimate only and will vary depending on the food brands used.