~ Coconut Cupcakes & Luscious Frosting ~ Yum

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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!

Rating:

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Comments:
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

How to Make ~ Coconut Cupcakes & Luscious Frosting ~ Yum

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!

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About ~ Coconut Cupcakes & Luscious Frosting ~ Yum

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




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