Lindsey Cook Recipe

Italian Cream Cupcakes

By Lindsey Cook lindseyallyn


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Serves:
18
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Lindsey's Story

Moist, rich, delicious... I can't stop thinking about these cupcakes. They spent all last week tempting me since I made them for an office birthday and I have officially given up sugar during the week. But I certainly did indulge in a few last weekend. Surprisingly, even after 6 days of being stored away, they still tasted fresh.

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
crisco
2 c
sugar
6
eggs, separated
1 1/4 c
buttermilk
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
shredded coconut flakes
1/2 c
pecans
FOR THE ICING
1 pkg
cream cheese (8 ounces)
1/3 c
butter
3 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla
3 Tbsp
half & half
1/4 c
shredded coconut flakes
1/4 c
pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2
Cream butter, sugar, and crisco. Add egg yolks one at a time, reserving egg whites in a separate bowl. Mix yolks into sugar mixture after every addition.
3
In another bowl, sift together flour and baking soda. Once sifted, gradually add in 1 cup to the sugar mixture. Blend. Add 1/2 cup buttermilk. Blend. Add remaining flour mixture. Blend. Add remaining buttermilk. Blend. Add vanilla and mix together.
4
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff and peaks have formed. Once stiff, fold into the batter. When combined, stir in coconut and pecans. I like to run my coconut through a food processor to help alleviate the coconut texture so many people struggle with. Pour batter into prepared muffin tins, filling liners about 3/4 full. Bake for about 26 minutes, until cupcakes are a light brown.
5
While cupcakes are baking, prepare the icing. Cream together cream cheese and butter. Add in powdered sugar, half & half, and vanilla. Mix together, adding more powdered sugar if necessary. Stir in coconut and pecans.
6
Ice cupcakes when cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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6 Comments

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Lindsey Cook lindseyallyn
Jan 30, 2012
Ok ladies, so sorry about the confusion! I have the recipe all updated now. I'm really not sure what happened earlier, but everything should be fixed. Let me know if you run into any problems! And thank you for bringing the errors to my attention!
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Lindsey Cook lindseyallyn
Jan 30, 2012
Sorry ladies! Had many problems today with the site... looks like I somehow deleted half the recipe! I will update it as soon as I get home and have my notes.
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letty maldonado letty24
Jan 30, 2012
and the egg whites you dont use? ty. Lindsay
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letty maldonado letty24
Jan 30, 2012
I cudnt find the flour and baking soda how much. can you please tell me.. tanks a lot
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Jan 30, 2012 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: COCONUT LOVERS UNITE