~ coconut cupcakes & luscious frosting ~ yum

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By Cassie *
from Somewhere, PA

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!

serves 12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ~ coconut cupcakes & luscious frosting ~ yum

  • 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
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How To Make ~ coconut cupcakes & luscious frosting ~ yum

  • 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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