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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Coconut Cupcakes/Cake

I love the flavor of coconut, coming from South India, it's an integral part of our cooking.
I made these cupcakes and a 13x9 cake with the measurements given below and kids started digging into the cake before the pictures were taken...
I added a little coffee extract this time in the cake, and flavor is just delicious.

Going into the recipe...

Preparation Time: 15 minutes 
Bake Time: 25 minutes 
Makes : 12 cupcakes and a 13x9 cake

All purpose flour: 2 1/2 cups 
Baking Powder: 1 tsp 
Baking Soda : 1/2 tsp 
Salt : 1 tsp 
Unsalted room temperature butter: 10 oz
Sugar : 2 cups 
Eggs : 5
Coffee extract : 1 1/2 tsp
Yogurt / curd / buttermilk:2/3 cups 
Sweetened coconut flakes: 1 1/2 cups 
Cream of coconut: 8 fl oz 

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and keep it aside.
Use a hand mixer to cream butter, add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat until they are mixed well. Add coffee extract, curd and dry ingredients and beat to mix it up. Don't over do. Fold in the coconut flakes.

Take a 12 cup muffin pan, place cupcake liners and fill the batter about 2/3 so there is room to raise.
Grease a 13x9 cake pan and pour the rest of the batter in the pan.
Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
Let them cool, poke 3 holes with a toothpick for cupcakes and pour 2tbsp of cream of coconut over them and drizzle some toasted coconut flakes. 
For the cake, poke several holes and follow the same process.


  1. These coconut cupcakes look so soft and delicious! My son loves coconut. I must try this for him!

  2. Anything with coconut goes directly to my fav, feel like grabbing and having these cuppies.

  3. These cupcakes look soft and moist and yummmmmm

  4. Cup cake looks so moist and soft,must be a flavorful one..

  5. my kind of cake - looks so soft and tender

  6. I have used coconut flakes but never used coconut crram in cakes. Cage looks delicious.

  7. Wow that cupcakes sound so delicious. Very flavorful.

  8. You got such a perfect doom..very nicely done!

  9. Beautifully done. Thanks for sending them to Spread the Joy