Coconut cupcakes

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Coconut cupcakes

I love coconut cake. I don’t make it very often, but when we decided to host a board game party at our house this past weekend, it seemed the perfect opportunity to make one of my favorite cakes.

At parties, and particular gaming parties, I find cake a bit hard to serve, so I decided to turn the cake recipe into cupcakes. I’d never done that before with a coconut cake recipe, and I wasn’t sure how they would turn out.

I found a recipe from Dixie Caviar (pinned below), which included cake, filling and frosting. To make it into a cupcake, I only made a few small revisions.

The first revision was to the cake itself – instead of cooking it in cake pans, I, of course, used cupcake pans with cupcake liners. I kept the oven temperature the same, but cooked the the cupcakes for only 15-20 minutes (the cake recipe says to bake for 35 minutes).

I still made the filling. However, I replaced the heavy cream called for by the recipe with the rest of the cream of coconut I had bought for the cake batter, which worked just fine. When the cupcakes where cool and the filling ready, I used an apple corer to create a little hole in the center of each cupcake. Then I put the coconut filling in the hole.

Finally, I made the frosting and piped a “swoosh” of it on top. Garnish with a little flaked coconut, and they were done.

The verdict? Yummy!

Coconut cupcakes

Coconut cupcakes

Here’s the recipe I used:

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