Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes
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Makes 12 cupcakes| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:

Ingredients

  • For the cupcakes:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • For the frosting:
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted

Directions

  1. Make the cupcakes: Heat oven to 350° F. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions and the coconut milk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not overmix).
  4. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  5. Make the frosting: Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar, coconut milk, vanilla, and salt on high until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with the toasted coconut.
By September, 2012

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 451
  • Fat 27g
  • Sat Fat 18g
  • Cholesterol 85mg
  • Sodium 168mg
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 52g
  • Sugar 38g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Iron 2mg
  • Calcium 29mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Coconut milk
If the coconut milk has separated in the can, pour it into a bowl and whisk it before adding it to the batter or frosting.

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