Thursday, October 16, 2008

Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

I've been waiting for a long time to make these muffins - two years, in fact. It wasn't until a friend of mine bought me a bottle of Bickford coconut extract that I finally had my chance.

What starts out as a deceptively plain cupcake recipe with the addition of coconut turns out to be one super amazing treat. The cupcake is lovely and turns out perfectly cakey. The special element that takes it to the next level is the icing.

I thought that a cream cheese icing might be too heavy for coconut cupcakes. Though I love it, I've only had it on carrot cake and it has that certain taste that just goes with that cake. Rather than do my own icing, I followed the recipe and wow! The icing was fabulous and I probably wouldn't have known it contained cream cheese if I didn't make it myself. It was smooth, sweet and completely yummy.

I loved these little cakes even though I was only able to make ten rather than the suggested twelve. They reminded me of the packaged coconut Billot Logs I used to eat when I was a kid but a thousand times better. If you love coconut give them a try. You won't be disappointed!

Recipe: Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

17 comments:

Helene said...

I love coconut and these surely looks like a treat I would enjoy.

ljstoodley said...

Oh those look divine! Thanks for the delicious photo's of your creation.

Dani said...

these look wonderful.... and trust me, cream cheese icing goes with pretty much anything :):):)

Bunny said...

These look lovely! And I agree, cream cheese frosting is great on anything!

Jenny said...

Looks good. Think my hubby and grandpa would love these.

Rosemary said...

my mouth is watering, will be trying these soon! Thanks

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I love coconut and these look delicious!

jasmine said...

It looks wonderful. Am a big fan of both coconut and cream cheese, but haven't tried them together...yet...

j

Ingrid said...

Yay, I'm printing out your recipe.....I can't wait to try it!

Thanks and your photo of it looked heavenly!
~ingrid

kickpleat said...

definitely worth the wait, i'm sure!

jennifer said...

looks delicious. i love coconut!

breadchick said...

Ok, first I read Alpineberry's coconut layer cake and then I come over and see your coconut cupcakes with cream cheese icing! Now how in the world am I going to choose between these two to make?! (I won't, I'll make both!)

Royalbaker said...

Wow these look heavenly! I love cream cheese icing on apple cake too---and the combination of coconut AND icing is making my mouth water! Can't wait to try these.

eleonora said...

Your blog is super. So are your photographies. They make me hungry. I have spent a nice moment when seeing them. Thanks a lot.

CookiePie said...

They're beautiful and so luscious looking!

Carole R said...

Are you ok? It has been almost a month since your last post and you don't go that long between posts. Hope your just too busy for the blog.

gingEr said...

OMG!
this looks delicioous!!
i'm gonna do it right now!
my daughter loves coconut..
i love you bLooog!
keep uploading these delicious recipes!!


with love,
Isabeel.