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Island Bites: Tropical Coconut Cupcakes

Updated on January 1, 2015
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4.3 stars from 6 ratings of Coconut Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups self rising flour, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  1. In a big bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs, 1 at a time. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  2. In a another bowl, mix flour, spices and baking powder.
  3. In 3 parts, alternately add the dry ingredients and the coconut milk to the batter, beginning and ending with the dry. Mix until just combined.
  4. Fill the cupcakes liners about 1/2 full. Bake at 350 for 13 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick tester comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes completely before frosting.

To make Coconut Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbp coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract (optional)

Instructions

  1. Beat the shortening and butter together until well combined. Add the sugar and beat for about 3 more minutes. With the mixer running on low, add extracts, and coconut milk until frosting is light and fluffy. You could add more coconut milk if you want a softer consistency.

  2. Garnish the frosted cupcakes with toasted shredded coconut.


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      IslandBites 2 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks for your comment, Thelma!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Oh, my! This is so delicious. I would love to eat this at the moment. Seeing this makes my mouth water. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks!

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      JR Krishna 4 years ago from India

      Lovely.... I liked it.

      Voted up and shared

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks for the comment!

      For the frosting, a large tip is better.

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I rated this a 5 star. I'm so jealous of your photo of your final product because when I make cupcakes, (like I did yesterday) they don't have the same 'polished' look that yours do. Well done-any secrets? UP/A and share.

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      Thief12 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Me wants!

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      That's great! Glad you liked it. Thanks!

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      Gil Silva 4 years ago from Porto, Portugal

      I made these cupcakes with your recipe. Are Delicious. Thank you !

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Coconut milk is great. Thanks for your comment, AliciaC.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love coconut milk, so I'm sure that I'd like these cupcakes! Thanks for the recipe.

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thanks!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      awesome recipe. I love coconuts.

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Hope you like it!

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      Jane51 4 years ago

      Love coconut recipes must try this soon!

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Hope you like it.

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

      Sweet and cute recipe! i like cup cakes, i will try this one. Thanks for the great share!