Day 72 – Flaked Coconut Cupcakes

11 Oct

It’s Friday!! AND it’s my Aunt Nancy’s birthday.  She is a huge part of the reason I love to bake and gave me lots of yummy inspiration while I was growing up.  Love you, Nana!!

Now, I’m pretty sure we could all use a little something light. Light and fluffy to whisk us away into the weekend! I have a feeling these Flaked Coconut Cupcakes (recipe below from Southern Girl. City Swirl.) are just the ticket!

Coconut-Cupcake     Mini-Coconut-Cupcake

Minis are very dense, but not too thick to enjoy. Full-size is a nice typical white cake texture. Not thick like a pound cake, but not angel food light either.  There’s a nice, even taste to the cake. Not necessarily exciting, but a light, sweet coconut taste.

Coconut-Lime-Frosting

The frosting is creamy, but still stable enough.  The frosting is very interesting! The lime and the coconut almost make me think of Key West – drinks by the beach, sunset…sorry, I got lost for a moment.

Flaked-Coconut-Cupcake     Mini-Flaked-Coconut-Cupcake

There is no mistaking that this is a coconut cupcake. Packed with coconut flavor. The lime adds a nice tart and the coconut adds texture without it being a crunch (like you’d get with toasted coconut). The full-sized packs more flavor, but the mini is pretty nice too. And, I don’t usually say this, but load on the frosting. It’s yummy. And it gives the cake a lot more depth than it has alone.

Note: The original blogger had found this beautiful, big flaked coconut. I couldn’t locate any, so make sure to check out her pics too, cause that coconut looks great!

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 4.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19.5

RECIPE

Flaked Coconut Cupcakes (recipe from Southern Girl. City Swirl.)

What you need:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk or 3/4 cup whole milk (not sweetened coconut milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

For the frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (do not use nonfat)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 ounces white chocolate, melted (30 seconds in the microwave)
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut (for topping)

For directions visit Southern Girl. City Swirl.

*Tomorrow: Chocolate S’mores Cupcakes*

4 Responses to “Day 72 – Flaked Coconut Cupcakes”

  1. rainydaylookbook October 11, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    Hi! I’ve just found your blog and Wow! So many cupcakes! (And dogs, they’re pretty cute too) These really look delicious, I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more posts from you!

    • My Year of Cupcakes October 11, 2013 at 11:54 am #

      Thank you so much! (I’m enjoying the cupcakes and the dogs too!!) And, trust me, there’s lots of cupcakes to come!

  2. Tarsha October 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    This is the SWEETEST!!!!! Thank you so much. I hope you enjoyed them!

    • My Year of Cupcakes October 14, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

      I did!! They were scrumptious! Thank you so much for stopping by my site!!

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