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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: cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, coconut, creamy, cupcakes, moist, spring
Servings: 12
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 large 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

Frosting:

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

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

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