Coconut Lime Vegan Cupcakes

For the cupcake:

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 Tbsp lightly packed finely grated lime zest
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsweetended coconut

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup vegan cream cheese (we like Tofutti!)
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • Tbsp lime zest
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients together until smooth.


  • Dried unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Lime wedge
  • To assemble, frost cupcakes and roll in coconut flakes. Top with a lime and smile!


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with liners. Melt coconut oil in a small saucepan over very low heat. Once it is melted, turn off burner and but leave in a warm place so it doesn’t solidify. In a medium bowl, mix together coconut oil and sugar. Add coconut milk, soy milk, vanilla, coconut extract, and lime zest. Mix to combine. Add the baking powder, baking soda, flour, and salt and mix until smooth. Add the coconut and mix to combine. Pour into 12 cupcake cups and and make for 23-25 minutes until cupcake top springs back when touched.