Lemon and coconut cupcakes

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.17 / 5 (147 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
30 min
makes 12 – 14 large cup cakes

The tangy lemon curd with the coconut compliment one another in these cupcakes


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160/ gas 4.

2. Beat or whisk the butter and sugar together until light and creamy, gradually add the beaten eggs, whisking all the time.

3. Add the yogurt and lemon curd and blend into the creamed mixture.

4. Sieve the flour and baking powder together and then fold into the mixture along with the dessicated coconut.

5. Place dessert spoonfuls into the cases and place in the preheated oven. Cook for 25 – 30 minutes until firm to the touch, if you remove them too early they may sink slightly in the centre.

6. When cooked remove from the oven and leave 5 minutes in the muffin tins before placing on a baking rack to cool.

7. Decorate as you wish, but here are a few suggestions:-

· Lemon meringue – a spoonful of lemon curd encased with whipped meringue and browned in the oven.
· Butter cream with the addition of a spoonful of lemon curd and some melted white chocolate, topped with a Dr Oetker wafer daisy.
· Butterfly tops with a spoonful of lemon curd in the centre.


To decorate

  • lemon curd, optional
  • meringues, optional
  • butter cream, optional

Tips and suggestions

The yogurt in the mixture helps to keep the cakes moist and adds to the flavour

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Latest Comment


(Fantastic recipie for any occassions);

EvieD80103 EvieD80103  Posted 28 Sep 2012 7:30 PM

These cakes are heaven.I changed the topping, cut tops of and spread lemon curd over the cake topped with fresh cream and replaced the cake top. I have also frozen these cake with no problem. Have a go, u don't know what u are missing.

CarolM40509 CarolM40509  Posted 07 Nov 2010 2:46 PM

Nice easy to follow recipe. I made these cupcakes over the weekend and they were delicious, they came out lovely and moist and were a winner with my family, who eat them in a matter of minutes!

nintey nintey  Posted 30 Aug 2010 7:13 PM

beaA49597 beaA49597 Posted 05 Jul 2010 5:17 AM