Thursday, February 23, 2012

Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes. I have wanted to make these since January when I found these cupcake holders. I searched for the perfect coconut cupcake recipe and I think I found it! Thank you to the Barefoot warned, this recipe is full of butter, sugar, and cream cheese. Enjoy at your own risk.









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Coconut Cupcakes


3/4 pounds unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups of sugar
5 extra-large eggs, room temperature
1&1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1&1/2 teaspoons pure almond extract
3 cups of flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk
14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut, divided


1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
1&1/2 pound confectioner's sugar


Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Using a paddle attachment of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy (5 minutes). With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Add vanilla and almond extract and mix well.

In a separate bowl sift together the dry ingredients. In three parts, alternating with the buttermilk, add to the batter, beginning and ending with the dry. Mix until combined. Fold in 7 ounces of coconut.

Line muffin pans with papers. Fill liner to the top with batter. (I filled just under and made about 24 cupcakes) Bake for 25-35 minutes until light brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes . Remove to baking rack and cool completely.

Meanwhile, make the frosting. Using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer on low speed, combine butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and almond extract. Add confectioner's sugar (I added a few cups at a time)and mix until smooth.

Frost, sprinkle with remaining coconut and enjoy!

{Source: Barefoot Contessa}

There you have it, I hope you enjoy. These cupcakes were a lot of work, but very tasty! I should say I really wanted to participate in the last "Poetic Winter Challenge"...calm. However, with 5 kids and a house for sale, not much in my life these days constitutes calm. LOL. So I decided, to call these cupcakes, Calming Coconut Cupcakes. Does that work for you? As I have said before, taking time to do the things I like, baking, arranging flowers, photography, helps me relax and calms me. So if that counts as calming I hope you enjoy the fruits of my labor. Have a great weekend and as always thanks for looking!

PS: you will be seeing those little pink roses next week!

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tinajo said...

YUM - could you send one or two over at once please..? :-)

Pieni Lintu said...

Those are like snowballs! :D

Rain said...

Look sinfully delicious!! Love your header! Over from deb duty!

tiarastantrums said...

so pretty and look so delicious!

Mira Crisp said...

Oh my gosh! Your posts are always so delicious! Love those great photography skills you have there! :) if you get a second, maybe you could share some of these delish photos with Weekly Photo Stew.

Sherri B. said...

What luscious photos...and delicious looking cupcakes! So pretty...thank you for sharing. :)

Jaymi said...

wow, I really love your food photography! These look so pretty!

Elaine A. said...

I so should not have clicked on your icon and come over here because now I want one (or three) of those so BAD!!

Hannah said...

Those are one of my favorites! I think that is the recipe that made me fall in love with BF Contessa. ey I love her stuff!

They do take time but I find it so calming. I love to bake :)

Abi said...

Mmmm, those look delicious and lovely!

Elisa said...

How do you make such amazing things AND take pictures of said things when you have 5 kids???

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Oh Tiffany- you are killing me!!!!!!! I must find some time to whip some up!!!!

Amarie said...

They look simply DELICIOUS!

deb duty said...

They are so pretty! Wonderful photos! I just wish I could have one!

Danelle said...

Oh, I am pinning this! Now I just need some cute cupcake papers.

Em S said...

Oh these sound so delicious...and LOOK great too!

Teri said...

Oh I have a Mom who would LOVE these!

Deb Crecelius said...

I was already hungry, and now....mmmmm.
Are you sharing?

alita jewel said...

um yeahhhh... I want one of those puppies, now. I love coconut!

Lish said...

I love coconut!!!These look so yum!!!!

Priya Krish said...

Coconut..yummy i love them!

Mira Crisp said...

Again, I really love your photography! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photo with my readers this week!

homeschoolceo said...

So sweet and pretty! Great photos as always ;)

Mama Zen said...

Those look SO yummy!

CĂ©line said...

oh la la ! looks so good ! ^_^

Amy said...

Sooooo Pretty! and they look so TASTY too!

Tish said...

i always enjoy seeing your photos!! they are always so beautiful and bright!! i am totally going to make these cupcakes this week!! they look amazing!! thanks for sharing the recipe!

alicia said...

I do wish I loved coconut... these cupcakes are beautiful. Always enjoy stopping by to see your latest creation...

Thanks so much for sharing your talents and linking to the Poetic Winter Challenge!

Liz said...

Yummy!! And stunning photos. I love the colour contrasts of the white and red

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post and photos.
Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Regards and best wishes