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Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting
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½ cup packed sweetened shredded coconut

1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour or cake flour

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

¾ cup butter

1 1/3 cups granulated sugar

2 large whole eggs

2 large egg whites

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk

1 recipe Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Sweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup butter

4 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk

1/2 - 1 tsp coconut extract or imitation coconut extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pulse coconut in a food processor until finely ground. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and ground coconut, set aside. With an electric hand mixer on medium high speed, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy about 3 – 4 minutes. Add in eggs and egg whites, mixing after each addition. Stir in vanilla. With mixer on low speed, add in flour mixture alternating with coconut milk in three separate batches, mixing until combine after each addition. Divide batter evenly among 20 paper lined muffin cups, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven, rotating muffin tins once halfway through baking, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean about 19 - 20 minutes. Allow to cool several minutes before removing from tin to cool on a wire rack. Cool completely then frost with Coconut Buttercream Frosting and garnish with additional shredded sweetened coconut if desired. Store cupcakes in an airtight container.