Coconut Cupcake Recipe

Baking By juju09 Updated 2 Jul 2009 , 5:40am by AKA_cupcakeshoppe

juju09 Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 2:07am
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I'm looking for a really delicious cupcake recipe. I have tried Auntie Em's and several from Family Circle magazine and the food network but not completely satisfied with them. Does anyone have a recipe that they would recommend?

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EyeCandy Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 11:38am
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I made this one and loved it, the frosting was just a little heavy on the lemon flavor though so definitely use it sparingly. You can see a picture of mine in my photos, its the one with the pink frosting with coconut shreddings on top. Sorry I can't remember where I got this from, I just wrote it on a recipe card.

Coconut Cupcakes

Oven Temp 325
Bake Time 25 min
Serves 18 (I did half everything on the original recipe and still got a ton!)

3 sticks unsalted butter, room temp.
2 cups sugar
5 large eggs, room temp.
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
14 ounces sweetened, shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes with stand mixer on low.
Add eggs, one at a time and mix well after each.
Add vanilla and almond extracts and mix well.

In separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In 3 parts alternately add dry ingredients and buttermilk to batter beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
Mix until combined.
Fold in 14 ounces of coconut.
Fill each liner 3/4 full.
Bake for approx. 20-25 min or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

FROSTING

1 lb cream cheese, room temp.
3 sticks unsalted butter, room temp.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon or almond extract (tone this down though, it was strong for me!)
1 1/2 lbs confectioners sugar, sifted

On low speed, cream together cream cheese, butter, vanilla and almond or lemon extract.
Add sugar and mix until smooth.

To garnish these you can add some shredded coconut on top! icon_biggrin.gif

juju09 Posted 1 May 2009 , 2:35am
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EyeCandy
Thank y icon_smile.gif ou very much for the recipe for your coconut cupcakes. I plan on tring it out this weekend.
I saw your photos and it looks great! juju

bobwonderbuns Posted 1 May 2009 , 2:46am
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Boy eyecandy (eyecandy, ha ha ha! And I thought "wonderbuns" was an interesting name! icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif), that recipe sounds divine!! icon_biggrin.gif

EyeCandy Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 8:50pm
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You're very welcome, sorry it's taken me so long to respond, we were in the middle of a military move.

What? You don't like my name? icon_lol.gif Eye Candy Cupcakes. icon_wink.gif

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 6:11pm
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Ina Garten's coconut cupcake recipe is the bomb! It's full of win!

drakegore Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 8:25pm
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i found ina garten's coconut cupcakes on food network's website...is this the one:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/coconut-cupcakes-recipe/index.html

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drakegore Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 8:26pm
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i found ina garten's coconut cupcakes on food network's website...is this the one:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/coconut-cupcakes-recipe/index.html

....here's hoping this doesn't post in triplicate icon_rolleyes.gif

drakegore Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 8:27pm
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i found ina garten's coconut cupcakes on food network's website...is this the one:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/coconut-cupcakes-recipe/index.html

....here's hoping this doesn't post in triplicate icon_rolleyes.gif

drakegore Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 8:28pm
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i found ina garten's coconut cupcakes on food network's website...is this the one:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/coconut-cupcakes-recipe/index.html

....here's hoping this doesn't post in triplicate icon_rolleyes.gif

drakegore Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 8:29pm
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i found ina garten's coconut cupcakes on food network's website...is this the one:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/coconut-cupcakes-recipe/index.html

....here's hoping this doesn't post in triplicate icon_rolleyes.gif

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 5:40am
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That's the one drakegore. =) I made a mock whipped cream frosting to go with the ones I made. Really good!

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