Coconut Cupcakes with Fluffy Coconut Buttercream
Coconut Cupcakes with Fluffy Coconut Buttercream are every bit as wonderful as you can imagine. The coconut cake is moist and flavorful, and just wait until you sink your teeth into that incredible coconut buttercream frosting. The perfect spring and Easter treat!
I think a big ol’ bowl of freshly whipped buttercream frosting is one of the most awesome (and easiest!) creations to come out of the kitchen. Can I get an Amen?!
If the thought of moist coconut cupcakes topped with the creamiest, fluffiest buttercream frosting gets you all excited, you are going to love this recipe.
Coconut Cupcakes with Fluffy Coconut Buttercream. Put this recipe on your baking list. Soon!
Coconut has been on my mind lately. Which really is no surprise. When spring rolls around and Easter is near, I always seem to tune into the wonderful flavor of coconut.
The coconut cupcakes in this recipe are dense and moist, yet perfectly tender. I ground the coconut flakes to a fine consistency and add it to the cake batter. And then I give it two more hits of coconut with coconut extract and coconut milk.
These cupcakes really do taste like coconut!!
If you like coconut, be sure to also check out: These German chocolate macaroons that I first made for my dad’s birthday. Coconut Gumdrop Cookies are so very fun – a recipe I grew up on. And this Homemade Almond Coconut Granola will change your breakfast life!
Coconut Buttercream Frosting
Creating sweet and fluffy buttercream frosting makes me so seriously happy.
I simply add butter and powdered sugar, plus a few other ingredients, to the mixing bowl – and then turn on the KitchenAid and let it do all the work. When I come back, I have a little bit o’ heaven waiting for me.
I love the look of those fancy cupcake shops’ frosting, so perfectly mounded on top of their cupcakes.
For those who aren’t keen on using pastry bags and tips, this scooping method offers the perfect solution. I use a large 3-tablespoon scoop, affording a good amount of buttercream in each and every cupcake bite.
You’re welcome. :)
I adore these little cakes. They are everything a coconut cupcake should be…pretty, fun, and full of coconut flavor. And, have I mentioned the awesome coconut buttercream?!
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Coconut cupcakes recipe adapted from Martha Stewart. Fluffy coconut buttercream from a farmgirl's dabbles. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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for the fluffy coconut buttercream:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 473 Total Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 16g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 93mg Sodium: 142mg Carbohydrates: 59g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 48g Protein: 3g
Coconut cupcakes recipe adapted from Martha Stewart. Fluffy coconut buttercream from a farmgirl's dabbles.
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This post was previously published in 2015. I updated some of the photographs and some of the text in 2019.
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