Coconut Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

coconut-cupcakesMoist and delicious coconut flavored cupcakes slathered with a heavy dose of white chocolate frosting and some more shredded coconut – does that make you salivate enough? Then go ahead and try this beautiful recipe for homemade Coconut Cupcakes, which are so simple to make you could do it as a fun activity with kids on a weekend. Get them to exercise and have fun at the same time whipping up some lovely white chocolate frosting while you bake the cupcakes – and then they can have even more fun spreading the icing on the cupcakes, completing the artwork with a final doze of shredded coconut! YUM!!

[Recipe & photo courtesy of Patricia from Technicolor Kitchen]

Coconut Cupcakes with White Chocolate Icing

Yields about 12 cupcakes

3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups + 1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons unsweetened desiccated coconut

Whipped White Chocolate Icing
500g white chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups flaked coconut

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F; line twelve ½ cup capacity muffin pans with paper cases.

Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well. Sift the flour and baking powder over the butter mixture, add the coconut and combine. Line twelve cup muffin pans with paper cases. Spoon in the prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes or until cooked with tested with a skewer.

Cool completely on wire racks.

To make the whipped chocolate icing, place the chocolate, cream and butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool completely. Once cool, beat with a hand-held electric mixer until thick and fluffy. Ice the cool cupcakes and top them with the flaked coconut.

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  1. Barbara Wirtz says:

    these cupcakes is really delicious. really very nice combine of the coconut and white chocolate.these looks nice .

  2. looks the coconut flakes on the top…

  3. Looks so delicious!

  4. These cupcakes look very delicious. I love any desserts with coconut. The topping looks beautiful.

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