Photo: Jennifer Davick
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 15 Mins
Makes 3 dozen

Small bites are big treats! These Coconut-Pecan Cupcakes topped with a sweet Caramel Frosting make for a perfect after-dinner treat.


How to Make It

Step 1

Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add vanilla; beat until blended.

Step 2

Combine flour and baking soda; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in coconut and pecans.

Step 3

Beat egg whites at high speed until stiff peaks form, and fold into batter. Place 36 paper baking cups in 3 (12-cup) muffin pans; spoon batter into cups, filling half full.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Remove from pans to wire racks, and let cool completely (about 45 minutes).

Step 5

Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

tiggersbuddy1's Review

September 02, 2012
the cake was very good, loved it. the caramel frosting, however, did not really taste like caramel. It tasted like buttercream with just a hint of caramel, maybe. but I still loved it and it will go on my list of cupcakes to serve in my variety of cakes to serve for special people.....

khollein's Review

January 23, 2012
I made this recipe to take to work for a birthday party! I got RAVE reviews from everyone who tried them. Very simple to make. The frosting hardens up slightly after piping and it does not melt down. I added some toasted coconut to the top of the cupcakes as well. Very moist. I highly recommend!

topaze's Review

December 29, 2011
to Rosedot : the recipe receive 5 star because someone rate it, but leave no comment, that's why.

beloved828's Review

December 29, 2011
I am rating this recipe with 5 stars simply because someone else decided rate it with 1 star WITHOUT TRYING THE RECIPE. Please don't down-rate recipes unless you've personally tried them.

Rosedot's Review

December 29, 2011
How did these get 5 stars if no one rated the recipe? I will not deny that the recipe sound delicious.

lrrhyne's Review

November 26, 2011