Friday, 29 December 2017

The Best Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes Recipe


These super rich and totally indulgent chocolate coconut cupcakes are filled with coconut cream, topped with thick coconut buttercream and finished off with a hearty sprinkle of toasted coconut! These are sure to be any coconut lovers new best friend!

yield 1 dozen cupcakes

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:
3 tablespoons coconut OR canola oil
1 stick unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs + 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, not packed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup full fat sour cream
1/2 cup hot coffee OR hot water

For the coconut cream:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 stick butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces sweetened shredded coconut

For the buttercream:
6 ounces unsalted butter, very soft
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1 (7 ounce) package sweetened flaked coconut, divided

Instructions

For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350� F.
  2. Place cupcake liners in muffin tin. Spray lightly with PAM cooking spray. *The cooking spray really helps the cupcakes not stick to the liners.
  3. Visit The Best Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes @ bakerbynature.com for full instructions.

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