Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes

 

Coconut lovers look no further! This is the only recipe you will ever need for Coconut Cupcakes.  These cupcakes received rave reviews from my family, co-workers and neighbors.  Yes, I shared.  I just couldn’t have these lovely treats sitting in my kitchen mocking me.  These cupcakes are full of coconut flavor that just can’t be resisted.  Even my husband (not much of a coconut fan) praised the flavor of these cupcakes. These cupcakes just scream Spring!

Coconut Cupcakes - From scratch coconut cupcakes. Coconut lovers look no further this is THE recipe!

These cupcakes are moist, tender and ah-mazingly coconut flavored!  Just mix up the batter, pour into the cupcake pan and bake.

Coconut Cupcakes - From scratch coconut cupcakes. Coconut lovers look no further this is THE recipe!

Coconut cupcakes are perfect for the home baker who isn’t quite comfortable with piping icing.  (At least I try, right?) You’re going to sprinkle or dunk the icing with sweetened coconut which will hide any icing imperfections. I dunked my cupcakes, it just seemed easier and the coconut held better.

Coconut Cupcakes - From scratch coconut cupcakes. Coconut lovers look no further this is THE recipe!

The coconut milk in these cupcakes not only adds tremendous flavor but it also keeps them moist.

5.0 from 7 reviews
Coconut Cupcakes
 
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Coconut cupcakes just scream Spring! These are moist, tender and full of coconut flavor.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 egg white, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk (full fat, thoroughly stirred)
  • Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter, softened (1 stick)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1½ cups sweetened, shredded coconut (topping)
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
  3. Beat in the egg and egg white, one at a time. Add the vanilla; mix well.
  4. Add the flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with coconut milk (the batter will be thick).
  5. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups ⅔ full.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  8. For the frosting:
  9. Beat butter, vanilla, and almond extract until creamy. Add salt.
  10. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, alternating with coconut milk, beating until combined.
  11. Frost the cupcakes then sprinkle or dip in the coconut.

Coconut Cupcakes - From scratch coconut cupcakes. Coconut lovers look no further this is THE recipe!

 

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Comments

  1. Reply

    Those look super yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Reply

    I’m obsessed with coconut desserts. Your cupcakes look really delicious!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Scarlett!

    2. Reply

      Thank you, Scarlett! And thanks for stopping by!

  3. Reply

    I’m like your husband about coconut-not a fan, but these actually look really good. Thanks for sharing :). I don’t think I’ve ever made homemade cupcakes. I could probably manage these though!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Candace!

  4. Reply

    Oh my, these look so good! I’m always on the look-out for more cupcake recipes. I will definitely need to try this next time! #sharewithme

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Christie!

  5. Reply

    I’m a huge coconut fan, so these are my kind of cupcakes, they sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Joy!

  6. Reply

    I love coconut in anything. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Reply

    I love coconut! It’s such a fun, tropical flavor. 🙂 These cupcakes look like a must try!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, CJ!

  8. Reply

    Hi there, this would be a great contribution to Food on Friday: Muffins & Cupcakes over at Carole’s Chatter. Please do bring it over to join in the fun. Cheers

    1. Reply

      Thanks for the invite, Carole!

  9. Reply

    These look SO YUMMY!!! Hubby is nuts about coconut anything. I’m always on the prowl for new coconut desserts to surprise him with. One thing, I definitely do not cook enough with coconut milk! It’s so genius to add it into the cupcakes. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Gina!

  10. Reply

    I adore coconut! These cupcakes sound like heaven! x #BakeoftheWeek

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Kirsty!

  11. Reply

    These look so simple yet so effective and angelic somehow. Thanks so much for joining in with #BakeoftheWeek

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Helen!

  12. Reply

    Your Coconut Cupcakes look amazing, thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  14. Reply

    Oh, I would say dunking the cupcake into the coconut was a brilliant idea. They look absolutely fabulous. I love coconut and this is just screaming my name.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Nikki!

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  20. Reply

    Ooh, I love coconut! Thanks so much for joining Turn it Up Tuesday, and congrats on being featured! I can see why; these look amazing!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Evelyn!

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  22. Reply

    You Coconut Cupcakes look beautiful – so fresh and tasty! I really do love coconut so they are going on my must make list!! Thank you for bringing this delicious recipe to the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  23. Reply

    Yum! My dad love coconut desserts, I’m pinning these for next time he’s in town.

    1. Reply

      Thanks, April!!

  24. Reply

    I love anything with coconut on it, in it, with it. What a great idea if you aren’t good with a piping bag. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  25. Reply

    Oh, coconut is my favorite! I’ll be pinning this for future use. Thanks so much for sharing and linking up with us at You Link It, We Make it!

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  27. Reply

    These are just delightful!

    1. Reply

      Thank you!

  28. Reply

    These look SO good! We love coconut in this house and I’ve never had a coconut cupcake. Can’t wait to try these! Thanks so much for linking up with us in the #BestoftheBlogosphere Link-Up! Hope to see you again tomorrow 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Ashley! 🙂

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