Hello there Cupcakes & Kale Chips readers! My name is Serene and I blog over at House of Yumm. I am so excited to be here with you all today to share this delicious Coconut Cupcake recipe! Spring and Easter are one of my favorite times of the year, and these Coconut Cupcakes are the perfect flavor for the season! Not to mention, whenever I see coconut like this I automatically think of Easter and bunnies.
With all the coconut flavorings going on in these cupcakes they will make your house smell absolutely heavenly! The cake is made with a doctored up cake mix, I used the coconut milk from the can, keep in mind this is different than the coconut milk you would buy to drink and store in your refrigerator. From the can the milk is going to be thick and rich. Perfect for making these cupcakes moist and fluffy!
The cake alone is never enough flavoring for me though. I love to fill my cupcakes with a little something special. Filling cupcakes is super easy! If you have an apple corer you can use that, it just cuts a small hole in the top of the cupcake, make sure that you only go down about an inch or so, you don’t want to cut down to the bottom of the cake. If you don’t have an apple corer, then you can definitely still fill your cupcakes by just cutting a small hole down the middle with a paring knife. I filled these cupcakes with a wonderful thick coconut glaze, I also added some shredded coconut for additional flavor!
The frosting, yet again, coconut! Are you noticing a theme here? I like to go all out with my cupcake flavors. I love having the whole cupcake flow together and be a full on experience. And the frosting is topped with, you guessed it, shredded coconut! But c’mon, how pretty are these?! Coconut makes everything look beautiful and elegant.
These cupcakes will be perfect for any coconut lover and are beautiful enough to grace the most elegant Easter tables. And bonus: they are fun too! A little food dye and you can the coconut any color you like for the younger crowds. Or add a few jelly beans on top. The options are endless.
Hope you all enjoy the cupcake recipe and make sure to stop by House of Yumm to follow along with my home cooking adventures as well!