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Coconut Cupcakes With White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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“As adults we expect more. These are not your ordinary cupcakes. This cupcake supplies more flavor per bite. Using the coconut milk (DO NOT use Cream of coconut), instead of whole milk will help to intensify the flavor. This recipe comes from Cuisine at Home. Enjoy!”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
YIELD:
12 cupcakes
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a regular sized muffin tin with cupcake papers.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
  4. In a measuring cup combine egg whites, coconut milk and extracts.
  5. Cream together sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed.
  6. Blend until butter lightens in color and texture, 4 minutes.
  7. Alternately add dry and wet ingredients, starting and ending with dry, in 3 additions.
  8. Fold in coconut using a rubber spatula.
  9. Scoop batter into prepared tin, filling each about 3/4 full.
  10. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 25-30 minutes.
  11. Cool in the pan 5 minutes; remove completely.
  12. For frosting, beat cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer until smooth.
  13. Add melted white chocolate and lime juice; beat to blend.
  14. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth (it will be gooey).
  15. Spread 3 Tbsp frosting on each cupcake.
  16. Top cupcakes with coconut.

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