September 08, 2015

Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream

Are you ready for the most coconut-ey coconut cupcake recipe ever? Prepare yourself, because these cupcakes seriously pack the most velvety, rich coconut flavour, and the buttercream is just fluffy, whipped perfection. I made these over the long weekend for a true coconut lover and they did not disappoint. I don't consider myself a coconut fan (I would rather have chocolate or funfetti any day),  but I found myself literally licking the buttercream out of the bowl! The cake is moist and flavourful and the sweet flavour in the buttercream is on point without being too overpowering. 

I chose the recipe from A Farmgirl's Dabbles for many reasons. Her description sounded divine, the recipe seemed straightforward, and I loved the way she topped the cupcakes with a mound of buttercream and a sprinkle of coconut chips, which by the way are so addictive! The instructions were so detailed -whipping the butter for 8 minutes is key- and the recipe was super simple to follow. 

You can find the recipe here, and I've also included some of my findings below…a few cut corners never hurt, right?

My Tips:
1. I used unsweetened shredded coconut in the cupcakes as I knew the buttercream would be pretty sweet. I would not have wanted the cake any sweeter. 
2. The buttercream recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of Half & Half, which I don't keep on hand. I was not ready to go out and purchase a carton for 2 tablespoons, so I opted for regular milk and all was perfect. Feel free to use your regular 2% milk. 
3. Don't have a cookie scoop but still want the perfect mound of buttercream on top? I used my 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop up the icing and plop it on top of the cupcake. It takes a little bit of shaping but it worked for me! 
4. The coconut chips really complete the look and add a nice texture to the cupcake! You can find them in the bulk food section or any health food store. 



  1. These look AMAZING! I may even try them this weekend ;)

    Kris | Love. Loft. Life.

    1. Let me know how you like (or love) them, Kris!

  2. These look and sound amazing! I'll be saving this to try out soon!
    Emma Xx

    1. Definitely one to add to the recipe repertoire!

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