July 5, 2016

Coconut Cupcakes

I mean, I knew there was a National Cupcake Day, but to my surprise a few weeks ago was National Cupcake Lovers Day. Could you imagine my surprise and excitement?! 

Luckily I was out and about and found a few new cute baking accessories to a hot pink cupcake silicone oven mitt. Then I went home and like any normal person would do, I got to work baking up a new fun flavor just in time for Summer.

Coconut Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

You will need:
For the cupcakes-
1 box white cake mix
1 package Coconut Cream Jello pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 lightly beaten eggs
1/2 cup coconut milk
2/3 cup shredded coconut

For the frosting-
1 stick butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk (can use coconut again if desired)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons strawberry jam

To make:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl with a mixer beat together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, eggs and coconut milk
Beat for about two minutes on medium speed until well combined
Add in the shredded coconut and hand mix for 1-2 minutes
Distribute in to cupcake pans and bake for 20 minutes
Allow to cool in pans for about 10 minutes
Remove from pans and prepare the frosting
Beat one stick of butter with a mixer until light and smooth
Add in 3 cups powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy
Beat in the strawberry jam and mix in remaining 1 cup of powdered sugar
Continue mixing until frosting becomes smooth and creamy
Top cupcakes with icing, then with additional coconut if desired

This Summer flavor is such a dream and if you're not a huge fan of coconut, you shouldn't be's not in your face tropical. I'm loving these recipes that incorporate some cake box mix because this time of the year I want less time in the kitchen and more time in the sun.
These are perfect to take to your next BBQ, get together or to enjoy on your deck while enjoying the beautiful weather. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

If you're looking for more great cupcake experiments, check out:
Caramel Latte Cupcakes
Brown Sugar Cupcakes

Until next time...Happy Baking!

Eat Drink and Be Mary

1 comment :

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