My mother loves coconut cake so she asked me to make these for her for Mother’s Day. They were easy to make and my whole family loved them. The addition of White Chocolate and Lime Juice to the frosting deepened the flavor and texture. The cupcakes themselves were just delicious with a dense crumb imbued with yummy coconut flavor. But the combination of the two together was heavenly!
|Make any day special with these delicious cupcakes!|
Adapted from Cuisine at Home
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Scatter 1 cup sweetened shredded Coconut on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Toast in the oven for 15 minutes, tossing midway through and when finished to evenly distribute color.
In the meantime, line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake papers and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream for about 4 minutes until light and fluffy:
3/4 cup granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
In a large measuring cup, whisk together:
3 Egg Whites
3/4 cup Coconut Milk
1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
Alternately add dry and wet ingredients, starting and ending with dry, in 3 additions.
Fold in 1 cup of the toasted Coconut with a rubber spatula.
Distribute batter evenly among the 12 cups of the prepared muffin tin.
Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the cupcakes comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely before frosting.
|Easy & delicious!|
In the bowl of a stand mixer, blend until smooth:
8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Butter, softened
Then whip on medium-high speed until thoroughly blended:
2 ounces White Chocolate, melted
Juice of 1/2 Lime
3 cups Powdered Sugar
Scoop frosting into a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
Squeeze a dot in the middle of the cupcake, then work in a clockwise fashion around it and upwards towards the middle to build it higher, releasing pressure as you come back to the middle to form the peak.
Sprinkle with sweetened, shredded Coconut.
|My mom in Sicily|
These cupcakes look great! Me and m husband also love coconut, so they would be great for us đź™‚
those cupcakes look beautiful!!! They certainly will bring smiles to all who enjoy them. Blessings, Catherine
I hope Mama Lou had a happy mother’s day! She looks great.
Christina Conte says
We did it again! Both making/posting coconut cakes within a day of each other!! Yours look heavenly! Is that photo of your beautiful mother in Taormina? If so, I’ve been there! One of my favorite places on earth! xx
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Beautiful cupcakes, I love the tower of cream cheese frosting!
Mary Lou says
These were delicious. My daughter is such a wonderful cook. I bragged about them to my friends so now I have to bake some for our sewing lunch next week. I know they won’t look as beautiful as Susan’s, but hopefully they will taste as good.
And yes, it is Taormina and a wonderful place.
Cocoa and Lavender says
Yes, pleaseI would like to order a dozen! … Oh, okay… I will make them myself! Mark will love these! xo, David