March is a month that includes many different celebrations every year. My birthday, my sister’s birthday and vacation! We kicked off the March celebrations with birthday cupcakes for Jon’s Grammy. I have been channeling sunshine and warmer weather so I decided to make cupcakes that were reminiscent of the tropics. The coconut cupcakes with lime Rum Chata frosting were so good!
I used a sugar free vanilla cupcake mix and added a cup of shredded coconut to the mix. Using a box cake mix is so much easier for making cupcakes when you don’t have a lot of extra time but adding fun ingredients to the cake mix spices it up a little bit. I cooked the cupcakes according to the directions and then let them cool.
So for the frosting, I was inspired by my Mom’s favorite drink, Rum Chata! If you haven’t tried it, I would highly recommend it. It’s a creamy rum that goes well with just about everything. I decided to mix Rum Chata with a bit of lime zest and make a complimentary frosting flavor for my coconut cupcakes.
Lime Rum Chata Frosting:
🍀1 stick of salted butter
🍀2 cups confectioners sugar
🍀2 tablespoons of lime zest
🍀1 nip of Rum Chata
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. You might not need the whole nip of Rum Chata depending on the consistency of the frosting. Just finish up the rum if there’s extra 😜.
I piped the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes and added green sprinkles. I wanted to make them resemble little tropical drinks so I added a tiny piece of lime and a straw.
I cannot wait to be in Key West to celebrate my sister’s birthday! Hopefully these cupcakes give you a little glimpse of summer!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!