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

Coconut Cupcakes - From scratch coconut cupcakes. Coconut lovers look no further this is THE recipe!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, coconut, cupcakes
Servings: 12
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe



  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 egg white, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk, full fat, thoroughly stirred


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut (topping)


  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
  • Beat in the egg and egg white, one at a time. Add the vanilla; mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with coconut milk (the batter will be thick).
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.


  • Beat butter, vanilla, and almond extract until creamy. Add salt.
  • Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, alternating with coconut milk, beating until combined.
  • Frost the cupcakes then sprinkle or dip in the coconut.


Nutrition facts will depend on what type of ingredients you use. This is just an estimate. We do our best to give you nutritional information as correct as possible. Please feel free to calculate for yourself.


Serving: 1Cupcake | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.8mg