Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Favorite Coconut Cupcakes!



  If you love coconut, then you will love these cupcakes.  They are easy to bake and smell unbelievably good.  A family favorite!  The buttermilk makes the cupcakes really moist.  The coconut on top of the cupcakes makes frosting the cupcakes very forgivable and so pretty!



Ingredients
1 box Coconut Cake Mix
1 Cup Buttermilk
1 stick of butter, softened
3 Large Eggs

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line 2, 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.  Set aside.
Add cake mix, butter and buttermilk in a mixing bowl.  Beat until well blended.  Add eggs 1 at a time until blended.  Using an ice cream scoop fill cupcake liners 2/3 full with batter. 
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.

Frosting:
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 cups sweetened coconut flakes, for garnish

Instructions
Using a hand-held mixer beat cream cheese and butter together until light and smooth. Add coconut, then vanilla extract and slowly add the confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time until thoroughly incorporated.
 Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with coconut.

Recipe adapted from: http://www.cooks.com/


20 comments:

  1. OH!!! These look DELICIOUS!!! I love coconut too! :)

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  2. Hmmmmmmmm ..... wait a little moment ... I'm on the way to you!!!

    Big hugs
    Tine

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  3. Coconut is one of my faves! Looks really yummy!

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  4. ha ha, love coconut on top...covers the flaws from my shaky frosting job!

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  5. Oh yes! Thank you so much for your instructive comment. I just did exactly what you told me verbatim. So I hope it worked. Thank you for taking notice. I am still so new to this still. One day I am going to sit down and really learn this craft!

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  6. Thanks..I am crazy about coconut and this looks very yummy! ;D

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  7. Yummy Brandi, I love coconut, now all I have to do is find a recipe that uses coconut and bacon and I'll be set LOL. They look really good I'm drooling over here.

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  8. Oh I love coconut and these look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Oh I love coconut! It's one of my top flavors ( right next to lemon) have a great weekend, Hugs!!!

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  10. I am seriously a coconut addict, great treat!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  11. These look better than the ones at Magnolia Bakery! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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  12. Looks yummy! Could you quantify how much a "stick of butter" is? 1cup? 2 cups? Love coconut-will definitely be trying these.

    Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party!

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  13. oh my gosh! These look so tasty! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  14. Oh looks yummy!! I loove coconut!!

    Hope you can come see me at http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

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  15. Those look sweet and delicious. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cupcakes up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/05/sweets-for-saturday-19.html

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  16. Oh, how I love coconut cake! These cupcakes look gorgeous. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe at Sweet Indulgences Sunday on A Well-Seasoned Life.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/05/sweet-indulgences-sunday-6.html

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  17. Hi Brandi,
    You always make everything look so good. I would just have one or two of those great cupcakes. I love the coconut! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

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  18. Brandi, when I visit the States one day, I will have to visit you. I love all your food - so yummy!!!

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  19. We love love love coconut around here. They look so pretty too!

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