~ Coconut Cupcakes & Luscious Frosting ~ Yum

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

Love coconut & love these cupcakes. The frosting is delicious!

I tweaked the cupcake recipe from a cookbook I own and the frosting is my recipe.

Enjoy!


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Serves:

12

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

12 Tbsp
or 3/4 cup - butter, softened
2
xl eggs
1 1/2 c
flour
1 c
sugar
1 tsp
coconut extract
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
each - baking soda & salt
1/2 c
buttermilk
1 c
shredded coconut

FROSTING

1 - 8 oz
softened, cream cheese
1/4 c
softened, butter
2 - 3 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
coconut extract
3 c
confectioners' sugar
1 c
toasted, coconut

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degree F.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar on high until light & fluffy. Making sure sugar is thoroughly combined. Lower speed and add eggs one at a time, thoroughly blending after each. Mix in the extracts then fold in the coconut.
2
Sift flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Start adding flour mixture alternating with buttermilk, start and end with flour.

Fill cupcake liners with batter and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until pick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes then finish cooling on rack. ( I use silicone liners, so I move them to rack as soon as finished baking.)

While cupcakes are baking - toast coconut. I just place in a skillet evenly spread and over low heat - keep tossing until desired brownness. Make sure not to burn. It won't take long.
3
Make frosting:

In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese with the butter until thoroughly blended. Add extracts, confectioners sugar and milk. Beat until smooth and creamy.
4
Once cupcakes are cool, liberally frost with the delicious icing. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American