Coconut Cupcakes

March 1, 2008 at 11:13 am | Posted in Cupcakes, Dessert | 25 Comments
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I got it in my head that it would be fun to make a cupcake version of a Lava Flow. This got me thinking of Ina’s Coconut Cake. And then I started to think about Coconut Cupcakes…

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Coconut Cupcakes (adapted from Barefoot Contessa at Home)

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 oz sweetened shredded coconut

In a large bowl mix the oil and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla and almond extract. Turn the mixer on low and add the flour, one cup at a time. Then add the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix on medium until well combined. Turn the mixer back to low and pour in milk. Then mix in coconut.

Using a cupcake scoop, fill a prepared cupcake pan. This makes 30 cupcakes. Bake at 350 degrees for 22 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then cool completely on a cooling rack.

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For the Frosting

  • 1 pound cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 stick of butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 pound confectioners’ sugar

Cream together the cream cheese and butter, add the vanilla and almond extracts, then sift in sugar.

Fill a pastry bag with frosting. Cut a 1 inch hole. Generously pipe the frosting. Sprinkle on sweetened shredded coconut and then pat gently.

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These can be made the day ahead. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. frost the cupcakes before serving. Allow the cupcakes to come up to room temperature.

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For my dear friend Crystal, Happy Birthday!

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  1. Those are beautiful!

  2. How funny…I have been playing with coconut this weekend! Beautiful cupcakes. Great idea!

  3. Simply adorable. They look fantastic. Bravo!!!

  4. Those look absolutely delicious! I love coconut.

  5. Coconut cupcakes…oh, I can taste these now! Ingredients sound so delicious, especially topped off with the cream cheese frosting!

  6. Yum. Like Shari I love coconut. Can we be friends? :)

  7. I love coconut too. It’s one of my most favorite things :). These look SO good!

  8. both your french bread and cupcakes look amazing! I don’t know how you have self control to not eat FRESH french bread straight out of the oven and wait until the next day…I’m positive I wouldn’t have been able to do that!

  9. They taste as good as they look! Thanks for the birhtday gift!

  10. Wow this cupckes are a real gorgeous, so white and so pure!

  11. Those look fun and yummy! I like the sweetie pie paper.

  12. These look very sweet and yummy!

  13. Those are just beautiful! Great job.

  14. These look super yummy. I plan on making them for my baby shower this weekend. Question: you said that the recipe yielded 30 cupcakes, do you mean 30 full size cupcakes or minis? In some of you adorable pictures they looked so tiny!

  15. Jillian- This recipe will yield 30 regular size cupcakes. Enjoy the baby shower!

  16. congrats on lowering your cholesterol!! keep up the good work

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  21. Thanks so much for the recipes!! I might use them for the bake sale I am going to have to raise money for my cheerleading squad.
    It’s going to be mostly cupcakes and these look delicious~

  22. it looks so yummy

    i wont hesitate to try them

  23. When I saw the recipe you have using oil I was a bit surprise because the original was using butter. I prefer yours so I think I will try it soon.
    Thank you very much.

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