Key Lime Curd Stuffed Corona Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream

A Corona spiked cupcake stuffed with Key Lime curd and topped with coconut buttercream and toasted coconut.  It’s a drink!  It’s a dessert!  It’s a fiesta in a cupcake wrapper! These Key Lime Curd Stuffed Corona Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream frosting are perfect for Cinco de Mayo or anytime you’re ready to celebrate.

Key Lime Curd Stuffed Corona Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

Have you taken a look at your calendar recently?  Next week is the beginning of May.  MAY!  The sun is shining longer, the temperature is rising (most of the time) and getting outside is becoming more of a given instead of a maybe.  Thank goodness!  I was about to start a petition to rename Ohio the Land of Eternal Winter.

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You know what else May brings?  Cinco de Mayo!  The perfect excuse to grab your favorite frosty beverage, a few tacos and a cupcake.  Yes, a cupcake.  Specifically one of THESE cupcakes.

Yes, I’ve been cooking with beer again…

Key Lime Curd Stuffed Corona Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

A Corona spiked cupcake stuffed with Key Lime curd and topped with coconut buttercream and toasted coconut.  It’s a drink!  It’s a dessert!  It’s a fiesta in a cupcake wrapper! 

Key Lime Curd Stuffed Corona Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

The inspiration behind this tasty treat?  A jar of Key Lime Curd & Tart Filling from Robert Rothschild Farm.  Is it wrong that when I was thinking of what goes well with lime I immediately thought of a beer?  One jar is the exact amount of filling needed for two dozen cupcakes.  Coincidence?  I think not!

Key Lime Curd Stuffed Corona Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

Key Lime Curd Stuffed Corona Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Serving Size: 1 cupcake

Ingredients

Corona Cupcakes

3/4 cup butter, softened

1-3/4 cups sugar

2-1/2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 tseaspoon salt

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-1/4 cup Corona beer

9-1/2 ounces Roberth Rothschild Farm Key Lime Curd & Tart Filling

Coconut Buttercream

1-1/2 cups butter, softened

4 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon coconut extract

1-1/2 cups toasted coconut

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until combined.

Add eggs, mixing after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.

Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Add half of beer and mix until just combined being careful not to overmix.

Repeat with remaining flour and beer, ending with flour mixture.

Line muffin tin with cupcake liners and using a medium cookie scoop, fill each liner with batter.

Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cupcake comes out clean.

Let cool in muffin tin for 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

When completely cool, use a teaspoon to remove the center of each cupcake. Fill zip top bag with lime curd, seal and snip one corner to create piping bag. Fill center of each cupcake with lime curd.

For frosting, in the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and mix until just combined.

Repeat until all powdered sugar has been added.

Add coconut extract and mix until combined.

Pipe frosting onto each cupcake and garnish with toasted coconut.

Key Lime Curd Stuffed Corona Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

I’m not sure which part of this cupcake is my favorite – the Corona cupcake, the lime curd filling or the coconut frosting.  Lucky for me I don’t have to choose and can enjoy them all in a single bite!

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I was compensated by Robert Rothschild Farm to create a recipe featuring their product.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. love the corona and key lime curd. yum!

  2. What a delicious flavor combo and FUN idea, Melanie! Pinning!

  3. I never would have thought to put beer and key lime curd in a cupcake, but these do look perfect for celebrating, whether or not it’s Cinco de Mayo. Maybe these will be the cupcakes that teach me to like coconut. :) Beautiful photos!

  4. So, yeah…. I am seriously in love with these cupcakes! Yum! :)

  5. I always condone cooking with beer, and this looks like a doozy. Can’t wait to try them!

  6. Melanie, I have NO IDEA how it is almost May! Especially since we’re still rocking 40 degrees where I live. All that aside, these cupcakes look like the perfect way to force summer to get here already. LOVE that lime curd stuffing!

    • Thank you so much for your compliments, Amy! So glad I’m not the only one that can’t figure out what happened to April!

  7. Hi Melanie,

    I absolutely love the flavor combinations. Coconut and lime just go together. And who doesn’t love s lime in their Corona? FUN! Stopping by from the fabulous #SaturdayNightFever.

  8. I like the sound of these – yum!

  9. Wow, these like so yummy! What a combination of ingredients. Never put Corona in my cupcakes before, but there is always a first time.
    Bev

  10. Fantastic cupcakes! I’m pinning these to both share on my Facebook fan page and make them myself. I grew up only about 20 minutes away from Rothschild Berry Farms and have been there several times to pick raspberries growing up. I was sad when they closed their store on-site. I’m hoping my local Kroger carries this key lime curd!

  11. What a fun idea. My hubby is all about the lime in his Corona. Thank you for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  13. Catherine says:

    Can’t wait to make these for my Dad!
    I made some lime curd and have some left over, this is definitely a great use for it!!

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