Coconut Cupcakes Recipe

Coconut Cupcakes

    We are finally back in the full swing of things here in New York City. It feels like we were the last ones to start back to school after seeing all the pictures that parents have already been posting for weeks on social media from other states. We finish school at the end of June which is why we start up later than most other places. My sons are enjoying their new teachers and classes. Honestly, I’m just glad that we got through the first week.

Coconut Cupcakes

    As usual, my boys come home starving after being in school all day. I now have a tenth-grader and a seventh-grader and they both have huge appetites. Since I am a full-time Working Mom, I don’t have a lot of opportunities to bake treats for them when they get home from school. However, this week I am actually off today and tomorrow for the Jewish holiday so I am taking advantage by making coconut cupcakes for my big boys.

Coconut Cupcakes

    These cupcakes are really easy to make and they taste delicious. I’m so excited to see how my boys are going to react when they get home and see these this afternoon. Check out the recipe below:


  • 1 2/3 C. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 C. butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 C. brown sugar
  • 1/2 C. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz crushed pineapple
  • 3 C. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 C. butter softened
  • 4-5 tbsp. coconut canned milk (located in the Asian food aisle)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Cupcake liners
  • Wilton 1M Star tip
  • Disposable piping bag
  • Shredded coconut

Coconut Cupcakes


    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 count muffin tin with cupcake liners. Combine the 1/2 cup of softened butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and 2 eggs mixing well.
    2. Slowly fold in the dry ingredients and then add in the 8 oz of crushed pineapple.
    3. Fill the muffin wells about 3/4 full and bake for 18-20 minutes.
    4. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
    5. In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup softened butter and coconut milk.
    6. Use a hand mixer to get it nice and fluffy.
    7. Attach the star frosting tip to the disposable piping bag and fill with frosting.
    8. Gently squeeze the frosting from the bag and generously frost each cupcake.
    9. Sprinkle with shredded coconut.

***Repeat with all cupcakes.

Coconut Cupcakes

    These cupcakes make for the perfect after school treat as well as the perfect treat for bringing in to your child’s classroom celebration. You will be mom of the year after making these!

Coconut Cupcakes

Let’s Discuss: What are some of your favorite baked treats for surprising your kids after school?

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  1. I love coconut , these look truly amazing. thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Neely Moldovan says

    These look amazing! I love a good cupcake recipe. Yum!

  3. Ann F. Snook-Moreau says

    Oh my gosh, these sound awesome! My husband hates both coconut and pineapple though, boo! I always loved Funfetti as a kid haha.

  4. Coconut anything is my weakness. We will have fun making (and eating) these treats.

  5. These look really good. I love all of these flavors together. I can’t wait to try to make them.

  6. These remind me of these bunny cakes my Mom used to make at Easter time, she’d decorate them in coconut. I bet these smelled great coming out of the oven.

  7. Oooh I’m not sure I’ve ever had a coconut cake before but these sound delicious! Yes please!

  8. Jacqui Odell says

    You had me at Coconut! I love anything that has coconut in it. Especially cupcakes! I will have to try these sometimes.

  9. Yum! I love anything coconut. These look so delicious I need to try the recipe.

  10. These cupcakes look so delicious and refreshing, i will definitely be trying the recipe, thanks for sharing!

  11. I LOVE coconut! It seriously is the best flavour. I’m definitely going to try this recipe out!

  12. I love any and all things coconut. These cupcakes look so delicious! I will have to try making these sometime. The best part, I would get them all to myself because I am the only one in my house who loves coconut. 🙂

  13. Guess what! I am pinning this right away because I’m gonna try it for the festive season. Husband is gonna love coconut cupcakes, I am sure!

  14. Tracie Cooper says

    These look amazing. They would be perfect for our next family get together.

  15. These look so luscious, and I love the crushed pineapple too! Bookmarking this recipe to make later, thank you!! 😀

  16. Sheila Ressel says

    These sound so good! Coconut cake is my favorite so I cannot wait to try these.

  17. Jenny Ham says

    Yum! Love the sound of these. I am going to try them.

  18. Looks so delicious! I would love to make this! I’ve never had a coconut cupcake before either.

  19. Laurie Nykaza says

    We love coconut in our home. We love to put it in our baked good along with the coconut oil and flour too. This looks so good with the pineapple added to it. I will have to pin it and make it for the family yo enjoy.

  20. The coconut cupcakes recipe looks really great.
    I would love to make coconut cupcakes.

  21. shelly peterson says

    These cupcakes look delicious. I love coconut.

  22. donna porter says

    I love any recipe made with coconut. These cupcakes will be perfect for one of my desserts to make for my upcoming dinner party!

  23. I would really like to try the coconut cupcakes recipe.

  24. Shakeia Rieux says

    Those coconut cupcakes looks good! I definitely want to try them!

  25. I love coconut and I would love to make these this summer they look so good.

  26. Our family loves all things coconut! These look amazing! I will pin this recipe and look forward to baking them soon! 🙂

  27. These look delicious! My daughter and I are big fans of coconut flavored treats, so these cupcakes would be fun to make together.

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