Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Scott Martin
Prep Time
10 Mins
Bake Time
25 Mins
Cool Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Makes 2 dozen

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Beat first 6 ingredients at low speed with an electric mixer just until dry ingredients are moistened. Increase speed to medium, and beat 2 minutes or until batter is smooth, stopping to scrape bowl as needed.

Step 2

Place paper baking cups in muffin pans, and coat with cooking spray; spoon batter into baking cups, filling two-thirds full.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks, and let cool completely (about 1 hour).

Step 4

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic White Cake Mix.

Step 5

Coconut Cupcakes: Prepare Basic White Cupcakes as directed. Spread with Coconut Buttercream, and sprinkle with sweetened flaked coconut.

Ratings & Reviews

chefmarynorton's Review

October 05, 2013

Lilybell's Review

January 04, 2011
Doesn't anyone make cakes from scratch anymore? I do not use mixes!!!