Meyer Lemon Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting
Experience a burst of tropical flavors with our Meyer Lemon Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting recipe. These cupcakes are infused with the vibrant essence of Meyer lemons lending a zesty and refreshing taste to each bite. The creamy coconut frosting adds a delightful touch of sweetness creating a harmonious blend of citrus and tropical notes that will transport you to a sunny paradise with every indulgent bite.
Cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with paper baking cups. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine pound cake mix with melted butter and water and stir until completely smooth.
Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.
Bake 22-23 minutes and remove from the oven; allow to cool completely.
Toast shredded coconut at 350°F for 8-10 minutes on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely.
Frosting: Using an electric mixer, beat butter at medium-high speed 5 minutes until butter is fluffy. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, and continue beating until powdered sugar is incorporated. Add coconut extract and milk.
Continue to beat on medium-high speed for 3-5 minutes. Frosting should be very whipped and airy in texture.
Fill pastry bag fitted with a large open round tip with prepared frosting. Pipe frosting on edge of cupcake. Press toasted coconut into frosting border by hand. Fill centers with dollop of frosting and place 3 chocolate eggs on top. Store in an airtight container.