Coconut Cupcakes

I created these cupcakes in honor of my son-in-law’s 40th birthday.  He loves coconut so I loaded this recipe with all different forms of coconut to enhance the flavor.

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Coconut Cupcakes
Serves 18
Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream Frosting - decorated with coconut, mini chocolate chips, chocolate sprinkles and edible glitter.
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Prep Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
  1. Cupcakes -
  2. 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  3. 1 can coconut milk - (need 1 1/2 cup)
  4. ½ cup coconut oil, warm to liquid
  5. 1 ¼ tsp of pure coconut extract
  6. 1/2 cup raw coconut flakes, softened in hot water
  7. 2 Tbsp of sweetened shredded coconut
  8. 2 cups white spelt flour, (or your choice of flour)
  9. 1/3 cup of coconut flour
  10. 1 cup white sugar
  11. 2 tsp baking powder
  12. ½ tsp baking soda
  13. ½ tsp salt
  14. Frosting-
  15. 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  16. 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  17. 2-3 Tbsp Almond Breeze or Milk
  18. 1 1/2 tsp Pure Coconut Extract
  1. Cupcakes-
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Line two-12-cup muffin pans with muffin cups.
  4. Cover the raw coconut with hot water. Let sit for 10 minutes, drain - set aside.
  5. Combine the coconut milk and vinegar into a 2-cup measuring cup and whisk together. Let sit 5 minutes until curdled (little bubbles will appear on top).
  6. In large bowl whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  7. In a separate bowl whisk together the coconut milk mixture, coconuts, coconut oil and coconut extract.
  8. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and mix well.
  9. Spoon the batter a little more than halfway into prepared cups. (Do not overfill) Lightly bang pan against counter to even out batter.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes back clean, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  11. Cool in pan on a cooling rack.
  12. Make frosting below.
  13. When cool – Top with frosting and decorate with sweetened coconut, mini chocolate chips, chocolate sprinkle and edible glitter.
  14. Frosting-
  15. In large bowl, cream butter. Add remaining ingredients. Beat until frosting is smooth and desired consistency.
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  1. Oh these look delicious! I’ll have to give them a try. Love your site, I found you from Tamara – I gather you’re her momma! I just love her so I know I’ll love you too! 🙂

    • Hi Natalia,
      Thank you. I like you already. Yes – I am blessed to be Tamara’s mom.

  2. What a unique flavor of cupcakes. Can’t wait to give them a try.