Sunday, March 18, 2007


Coconut Cupcakes
3/4 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
5 extra-large eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 t. pure almond extract
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. kosher salt
14 ounces sweetened, shredded coconut
2 cups sugar
1 1.2 t. pure vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
1 t. pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 pounds confectioners' sugar, sifted
3/4 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 t. pure almond extract

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and mix well. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In 3 parts, alternately add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk to the batter, beginning and ending with the dry. Mix until just combined. Fold in 7 ounces of coconut. Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Fill each liner to the top with batter. Bake 25-35 minutes, until the tops are slightly brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove to a baking rack and cool completely.

Meanwhile, make the frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, on low speed, cream together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla and almond extracts. Add the confectioners' sugar and mix until smooth. Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with the remaining coconut.

And, look what I found: an amazing cupcake blog. Oh, this is trouble!


  1. These look great, Kelli. I'll definitely give these a shot (and you already know how I feel about cupcakes). Looks delicious. That blog looks incredible, too. I've seen a few similar... people are ridiculously obsessed with cupcakes in NY. I wonder what is next.

  2. i love that cupcake blog! all the recipes i've tried from it so far have turned out really great. :)

  3. Thanks for posting this! And the blog...oh dear. It will be perfect for my new occupation as cupcaketress.


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