Saturday, June 27, 2009

Coconut Cream Filled Cupcakes!

This recipe sounds delish so I am taking a chance and posting it without trying (just don't want to forget to share).  This recipe is coming to you from  If you try it out, let me know what you think. Also, let me know if you come up with some ways to cut fat and sugar and still make it taste good. Doesn't it sound yummy? Enjoy!

Coconut-Cream-Filled Cupcakes

Coconut-Cream-Filled Cupcakes
18 cupcakes
Prep: 15 minutes 
Bake: 17 minutes 


  •   Cupcakes:
  • 1-1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1  cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2  teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1  cup plus 2 tablespoons (2-1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2  cups granulated sugar
  • 3  eggs
  • 3/4  cup milk
  •   Filling and Frosting:
  • 1/4  cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4  cup shortening
  • 2  cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2  tablespoons milk
  • 1  tablespoon coconut extract
  • 1  container (1 pound) prepared dark chocolate frosting


1. Cupcakes: Heat oven to 350°F. Generously coat 18 indents in two cupcake pans with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

2. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl on medium speed for 
2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. On low speed, add flour mixture, alternating with milk, in two additions. Divide batter among indents, 1/3 cup each.

3. Bake at 350°F for 17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes to rack and let cool completely.

4. Filling and Frosting: Beat butter, shortening, confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Mix in coconut extract. Transfer cream filling to a pastry bag and fit with a small tip. Insert tip deep into cupcake and fill with cream until you can see top bulging. Spread cupcakes with prepared frosting and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts per serving:

  • Servings Per Recipe 18 cupcakes
  • Calories 483
  • Total Fat (g) 27
  • Saturated Fat (g) 13
  • Cholesterol (mg) 73
  • Sodium (mg) 224
  • Carbohydrate (g) 59
  • Fiber (g) 2
  • Protein (g) 4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


GypsyFox said...

WOW those looks yummy! about the button what colors, graphics & text would you like? XOXO

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