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Coconut Cupcakes

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These Coconut Cupcakes are a tropical delight, featuring a fluffy coconut-infused cake topped with a zesty lemon buttercream. A perfect treat for coconut lovers!

Coconut Cupcakes are a delightful tropical twist on the classic cupcake. These tender, moist cakes are infused with the rich flavour of coconut and crowned with a zesty lemon buttercream. Combining sweet coconut and tangy lemon creates a perfect balance of flavours to please your taste buds.

These cupcakes are delicious and visually appealing, with a sprinkle of grated coconut on top, adding texture and a touch of elegance. Whether hosting a special occasion or craving a sweet treat, these Coconut Cupcakes are a crowd-pleaser.

Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes
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Coconut Cupcakes

These Coconut Cupcakes are a tropical delight, featuring a fluffy coconut-infused cake topped with a zesty lemon buttercream. A perfect treat for coconut lovers!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 350 gms Butter (softened)
  • 300 gms Caster Sugar – 300 gms
  • 4 Eggs (medium)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 450 gms Cake Flour
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 350 gms Coconut (desiccated + some more grated for garnish)
  • Muffin Tin lined with paper cups

For the topping:

  • 200 gms Butter (soft)
  • 450 gms Icing Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • Mix the butter and caster sugar in a bowl.
  • Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla essence.
  • Add the cake mix and baking powder.
  • Add yogurt and mix well.
  • Add the desiccate coconut and mix again.
  • Add the mixture to the muffin tin and place it in a preheated oven at 180C.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden and cooked.
  • Remove and cool.
  • For the topping, beat the butter until fluffy.
  • Add the lemon juice and icing sugar.
  • Whisk well and spoon over the topping onto each cake.
  • Sprinkle some of the grated coconut.
  • Keep aside to set.
  • Serve.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Can I use fresh coconut instead of desiccated coconut?

While fresh coconut can be used, desiccated coconut provides a more consistent texture in these cupcakes. If using fresh coconut, finely grate it for the best results.

Can I make these cupcakes ahead of time?

Yes, you can bake the cupcakes in advance and store them in an airtight container. Wait to add the topping until just before serving to maintain freshness.

Are there any variations for the topping?

Absolutely! You can experiment with different frostings, such as cream cheese or chocolate ganache, for a unique twist on these Coconut Cupcakes.

What can I pair with Coconut Cupcakes for a dessert spread?

These cupcakes pair wonderfully with tropical fruit salad or a scoop of coconut ice cream, adding to the tropical theme of the dessert table.

image via flickr/Lisa Gnat

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