Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dreamy Coconut Cupcakes

 Ahhh...Dreamy Coconut Cupcakes
I needed a pretty, *swirled with frosting* cupcake for my blog, and this.. is definitely it!
I can't believe I didn't even know there was a coconut flavored cake mix until a couple of weeks ago when a friend told me about it! 
 So, I bought a few boxes and today I'm baking some yummy cupcakes topped with
 (a wink and) a *swirl* 
 of dreamy deliciousness. 
 Ingredients for the cupcakes are:
Duncan Hines Coconut Supreme cake mix
Canola Oil
Coconut Milk
Coconut Extract
Mounds (optional)
Coconut Syrup ~to be spread on warm, baked cupcake
 Measure 1/3 cup oil~pour into mixing bowl
 Add 3 eggs~
 2 teaspoons Coconut extract~
1 1/3 cups coconut milk~mix according to cake box instructions
  Place cupcake liners into cupcake tins~I used the ruffled edge & regular liners..i just couldn't decide which ones i liked better~
 I use my Pampered Chef  ice cream scoop to measure out the batter ~
 Here's the optional part!
Mmmm..Mounds~love 'em :o)
 I used the snack size & cut them in half~
 Just press them down into the center of the cupcake batter & bake @ 350 degrees
 for 18-20 minutes. 
Don't overbake. Check them after 18 minutes. Lightly press the center of the cupcake, if it springs back, they are done.
Coconut Cupcakes
1 box Duncan Hines Coconut Supreme
Cake mix
1/3 cup canola oil
3 large eggs
1 1/3 cups coconut milk
2 teaspoons coconut extract
Mix all ingredients for 30 seconds till moistened. 
Then mix on medium for 2 minutes.
Next, place mounds into center of each cupcake.
 Bake 18-20 minutes @ 350 degrees. 
Don't overbake.
I bought this syrup on our vacation last year. 
Our favorite breakfast restaurant, Red Salt, served it with Banana Pancakes.. delicious. So I thought it would be perfect on these cupcakes as well! I was happy to see this delish syrup can also be purchased online at!
While the cupcakes are still warm, spread about a 1/2 teaspoon on the tops..yummm.
While these are cooling, you can whip up this Awesome Coconut Frosting..
Dreamy Coconut Frosting
2 sticks salted butter (softened)
1 cup marshmallow creme
1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract
2 tablespoons coconut milk
5 cups confectioners sugar
Cream the butter,
add marshmallow creme,
the coconut milk,
and the flavoring, mixing well.
Add the confectioners sugar 1 cup at a time,
mixing till light and fluffy.
And there you have it!
Pure Dreaminess!
Would you make these with or without the Mounds?
I think..i like these better without!
Thank you for visiting my blog today!
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  1. OMG these look delicious!! I do the same with twix chocolates into cupcakes...

    1. Thank you Manu! Twix..sounds like a great idea. :o)

  2. These look amazing! I love coconut-flavored anything! I may have to try these out soon. ;)