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Recipe: Amazing Coconut Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

This coconut cupcake with white chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe was given to me by my son, Erik. He and his friends had a little celebration and served champagne and these amazing cupcakes. They found an old recipe I had from Cuisine at Home Issue No. 50 April 2005.

The picture is an actual picture they took of their table…. I think it looks fabulous.

All they did was rave about these cupcakes… the taste was orgasmic….

So if you have a special occasion coming up… a spring celebration… a baby or wedding shower…. these are perfect for your party..... or maybe you just want to indulge yourself and your family with a yummy treat.... either way.... yummmmmm

Recipe: Amazing Coconut Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

All you need:

For Cupcakes:

1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoons table salt
3 egg whites
¾ cup coconut milk or whole milk (he used coconut milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon almond extract
¾ cup sugar
½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

For Frosting:

8 oz. Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese at room temperature (Do not use nonfat)
½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
2 oz. white chocolate
The juice of ½ a lime
2 cups powdered sugar
1 ½ cups sweetened shredded coconut

All you need to do:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a regular sized muffin tin with cupcake papers.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together into a bowl. Set aside.

Combine the egg whites, coconut milk, and extracts in a bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter with an electric mixer set on medium. Blend until the butter lightens in color (about 4 minutes).

Alternately add dry and wet ingredients (starting and ending with dry) in 3 additions.

Fold in coconut using a rubber spatula.

Scoop batter into the prepared tin, filling each about ¾ full.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 25-30 minutes.

Cool in the pan 5 minutes, remove and cool completely.


Beat the cream cheese and butter for the frosting with an electric mixer until smooth.

Melt the white chocolate in a microwave at high power in 30 second intervals. Stir often until smooth.

Add melted white chocolate and lime juice, beat to blend.

Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth (it will be gooey).

Spread 3 tablespoons of frosting on each cupcake.

Top cupcakes with coconut.


Becky March 26, 2009 at 8:34 AM  

They look and sound delicious!

Linda March 26, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

Don't they?..... I will make some soon.

Coleen's Recipes March 27, 2009 at 12:22 AM  

I ADORE coconut but no one else in my family likes it, so your photo was my coconut "fix" for the week! Thank you very much.

Linda March 27, 2009 at 9:24 AM  

I love coconut too! I know it's hard when the family doesn't like the same thing you like.... so I'm glad I could give you a "fix".

Storm March 27, 2009 at 10:59 AM  

Thanks for visiting my blog(s). I appreciate you takng the time to stop by and leave me a comment.

Nikki The Foodie April 6, 2009 at 11:20 AM  

These sound like the perfect end to Easter Dinner. I'm going to make this this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing!

Linda April 7, 2009 at 8:10 PM  

great! Sounds like a great idea.. my son and his friends raved about it... all he said to me was... he followed the recipe exactly... you will so impress your family

Judy June 18, 2009 at 2:12 PM  

Love, love, love coconut cake/cupcakes. These look wonderful! Nice fluffy frosting.

disa January 4, 2010 at 7:49 AM  
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Anonymous August 20, 2011 at 1:02 AM  

These look wonderful. I cannot wait to try them. I've never even thought of coconut CUPCAKES. I could never get past the cake!

Linda August 20, 2011 at 6:48 AM  

Thanks! I hope you like them... beware .. they can be addicting! Thanks for stopping by and come again!


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