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!

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

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.

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

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:


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

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

    Big hugs

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

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

  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!

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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!

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

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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.

  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.

  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!

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

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


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