Coconut cupcakes

Barefoot contessa

Yield: 1 serving
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  1. Ingredients
  2. 3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  3. 2 cups sugar
  4. 5 extra-large eggs at room temperature
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons pure almond extract
  7. 3 cups flour
  8. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  9. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  11. 1 cup buttermilk
  12. 14 ounces sweetened, shredded coconut
  13. For the frosting:
  14. 1 pound cream cheese at room temperature
  15. 3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  16. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  17. 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  18. 1 1/2 pounds confectioners' sugar, sifted
  19. Directions
  20. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  21. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs, 1 at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and mix well.

  22. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In 3 parts, alternately add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk to the batter, beginning and ending with the dry. Mix until just combined. Fold in 7 ounces of coconut.

  23. Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Fill each liner to the top with batter. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until the tops are brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove to a baking rack and cool completely.

  24. Meanwhile, make the frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, on low speed, cream together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla and almond extracts. Add the confectioners' sugar and mix until smooth.

  25. Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with the remaining coconut.
September 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by Kimberly007 and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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