Looking for a surprisingly simple dessert for your next BBQ or summer shindig? These Lemon Curd Filled Coconut Cupcakes are just the thing! Top them with freshly toasted coconut and a festive paper umbrella to complete the tropical sweet treat.
Can you believe it’s the last Friday in May already?! Summer is pretty much here and I have barely begun my dive into all its bright and cheery flavors!
With that in mind, I’m getting straight to the focus of today’s post: Lemon Curd Filled Coconut Cupcakes.
I absolutely adore lemon curd. I didn’t even know lemons had a curd (I know they don’t, but this is me trying to be funny, let’s all try to roll with it) but now that I’ve tried it, I just can’t seem to stop putting it into everything. If you’re looking for a superbly simple homemade version, I always go for this one posted by Aimee of Shugary Sweets. I believe she originally found it from Alton Brown…
so you know it’s good.
And by good I mean the most glorious sweet and fruity spread the likes of which no one has ever seen before!
So I thought to myself: how do I incorporate lemon curd into a dessert? I mean I could go the more obvious route of gooey lemon bars (and I may still end up doing so!) but then it hit me:
why not stuff lemon curd inside a cupcake?
And why not make that cupcake with oodles of coconut milk and sweetened, shredded coconut?
AND THEN top that cupcake with a lemon-coconut buttercream and toasted coconut?
AND THEN EAT ALL THE CUPCAKES!
Okay, so you now know what happened to all of the Lemon Curd Filled Coconut Cupcakes. Every bite was totally worth the insane sugar rush that ensued almost immediately afterwards. They were just so cute and summery, how could I resist?
The more accurate question though, how will you be able to resist them? 😉
Now like I said, you are more than welcome (and encouraged!) to make your own homemade lemon curd, but if you are pressed for time or just plain old don’t feel like doing so, go ahead and pick up a jar of pre-made lemon curd at your local grocery store. It’ll be near all the jams and jellies.
Do try your best to resist all the jams and jellies. And the nutella.
Or, you know, don’t resist. Just succumb to all the deliciousness that is fruity or chocolatey spread. I’d do my best to dissuade you but I’m pretty sure we all know that I’m as obsessed with jams and nutella as the next foodie.
I hope you have a lovely weekend, and I’ll be back on Tuesday with another tropical-inspired sweet treat!