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Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes

Doesn’t that look awesome?  The coconut cupcakes turned out amazing!!  And as usual, I used a cake mix and store bought frosting, just made a couple changes. So, hello, this is as easy as they can get…but taste better than homemade.

I did have some help with these.  Two of my grandsons were over today and they helped me make them.  One of my grandsons had a birthday party at school Friday and had to leave early for a Dentist appointment. When his Mom got there to pick him up, they were having a birthday party for one of the other kids.  My grandson had started eating his cupcake when she came to get him and the Teacher made him leave it.  So, he was still craving a cupcake.  G to the Rescue!  He and his brother really enjoyed making these.  My little bakers in training.

Secret Ingredient

Back to the cupcakes.  The secret ingredient to the cupcake is….wait for it….cream of coconut. Yup.  You can find this on the isle with the Mexican food.  Sometimes you can find it with the stuff to make alcoholic beverages. Know where I ‘m talking about?  Anywhoo..

Coconut Cupcakes

See the recipe below to see what I did to the frosting. Here are the boys frosting their cupcakes. And the final version.

Coconut Cupcakes

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Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes made with cake mix and cream of coconut.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 58 minutes
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 137kcal


  • Cupcake Pan / Muffin Tin
  • Stand Mixer/Hand Mixer


  • 1 Box (18.25oz) PIllsbury Classic White Cake Mix
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Oil
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 Cup Cream of Coconut
  • 1 16 oz Pillsburty Classic White Frosting
  • 1 Tbsp Coffee Mate Coconut Creme Coffee Creamer
  • 1/2 Tbsp Coconut Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes Give or Take


  • Preheat Oven to 350°
  • Place cupcake liners in cupcake pan.
  • Mix/Combine cake mix, water, oil, egg whites and cream of coconut. Mix on low for 1/2 minute, then increase speed to high for 2-3 minutes.
    Coconut Cupcakes @ 3GLOL
  • Pour/spoon batter into the cupcake liners. Best to fill 3/4 of the way.
    Coconut Cupcakes @ 3GLOL
  • Bake 19-23 Minutes. Let cool 30 minutes to an hour before frosting.
    Coconut Cupcakes @ 3GLOL
  • While the cupcakes are cooking. Mix the frosting. Combine the frosting, coffee creamer and coconut extract. Set in the fridge until you are ready to frost.
  • Lick the mixer.
    Coconut Cupcakes @ 3GLOL
  • Once the cupcakes have cooled. Frost them.
    Coconut Cupcakes @ 3GLOL
  • Top with coconut flakes. Repeat if you only did 12 cupcakes the first round.


ITEMS/INGREDIENTS USED IN RECIPE – If you are interested in any of the items I may have used (or are similar to the items I used) in making this recipe, I have listed all or some of them above within the post.  NOTE:  These links are affiliate links of which I receive a small commission from the sale of certain item. This does not affect your price, it remains the same.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg


  1. Making these now…does adding the creamer AND extract make the frosting pretty thin? Can they set out at a party?

    • So sorry for the delay…in the middle of a kitchen remodel. No, adding the creamer and the extract does not make the frosting pretty thin. I does thin it a bit, but you can barely tell. And Yes, they can sit out at a party.

      Hope I answered your question in time. Thanks so much for swinging by.

      Have a great day!

  2. Featured your post on the Blogggers Brags Pinterest Party.
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    • I appreciate that Monique. I thought I had left you a message yesterday thanking you…but I left another just in case.

      Have a great day 🙂

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  4. Thanks! Love your party…look forward to it every week 🙂 Thanks for pinning!

  5. Bobbi – LOVE this recipe! Pinning to make soon. Your little guys look so fun and adorable! Thanks for sharing with us on Merry Monday Link Party! Julia
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    • Thanks Julia. They had a blast making those cupcakes and since then have been over making some more goodies! Appreciate you stopping by!

      Have a great day!

  6. This looks so delicious! My kids would love this. Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party.
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  7. This looks soooo yummy!!! And I linked up in your Teach Me Tuesdays party!!! Thank you so much for linking with our #FoodieFridays!!! We look forward to seeing you again next week!
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  8. Your little guys are just adorable! I love these cupcakes, yummy! This is a fantastic recipe and thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope to see you again real soon at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen
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  10. These cupcakes look AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe on the Monday Funday Party!
    Pauline Molinari recently posted…Easy Mod Podge Party Plates DIYMy Profile

  11. I love that you involved the grandsons! These look divine! Thanks for linking up with us a the Mommy Needs a Timeout Thursday Linky. Hope to see you again this week. Party starts Wednesday night at 8 pm EST!
    Twin Tested, Pin Approved
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    • We had to make plans to make something else this coming weekend. I guess they enjoyed it as much as me 🙂 Grandkids are great!!!

      Thanks for stopping by and checking it out 😉
      Have a great day!

  12. Stopping by to say G’Day. Your coconut cupcakes look so yummy! Looks like the boys were really enjoying making them.
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    • Thanks so much Beverly!! The boys came back this weekend asking what we were making and they found what they wanted to make next weekend. I may have created something here 😉

      Appreciate you stopping by and checking it out!
      Have a great day 🙂

  13. Hi Dina..thanks for taking the time to visit and for the party!!

    Have a great day 🙂

  14. I had to click your image, your cupcakes looked SO tempting and my daughter is a HUGE coconut fan. I’ll have to pin this for her and perhaps surprise her on her birthday. Visiting via SITSSharefest <3
    Mrs. AOK recently posted…Ten Things I’m Thankful For {Fall Edition} Five Senses, and SurprisesMy Profile

    • Thanks so much! I appreciate the compliment AND the pin. If she loves the coconut, she’ll love these. I had people that weren’t all that fond of it that were amazed by the taste!

      Hope you have a great day!!!

  15. These look so YUMMY!!! I absolutely love your photos of the boys! I’ve pinned your recipe for later…

    I am stopping by from the Inspire Us Thursday link party where I am linked up too with my Free Pintable – Thankful for Every Moment project.

    Antonella 🙂
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  16. These look amazing! Pinning for later.

    Found you on Fabulous Finds. Thanks for sharing!
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  17. I really need some coconut cupcakes in my life. Like today. Like now. 😉 Thanks for sharing with us on The Yuck Stops Here.
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    • I had one of those days today too! The stars must be out of line. Thanks for having the party and allowing me to link up my stuff 🙂

      Have a great day!

  18. Hi Cindy!! Thanks so much and can’t wait to get to know you 😉 Appreciate you stopping by and leaving me a comment!!

    Have a great day!!

  19. Oh gosh, you made these so easy, I love coconut, my grandmother used to make a cake and ice it with a very whipped topping made with egg whites and coat the whole cake with coconut. Maybe it was like marshmallow? Thanks for stopping by this week.
    Have a great week Bobbie!!!
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  20. I cannot frost a pretty cupcake for the life of me. The coconut is great for hiding flaws, plus it’s delicious!
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    • I can’t either Rachel. I’m trying to get better. And yes, anything you can throw on top hides the fact that you can’t. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and checking it out!

      Have a great day!

  21. Looks yummy a must try!:)
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  22. The kids are sooooooooooo CUTE !!!
    My family doesn’t like anything with coconut , but these cupcakes are just perfect for my best friend. She’d LOVE them. I’m sending her the recipe 🙂
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    • I know Winnie…I have the cutest grandkids…they’re all gorgeous. I was definitely blessed with them 🙂 I have some peeps in my family that don’t like coconut either 🙁 Thanks so much for stopping by and for sending the recipe to your friend..much appreciated!

      Have a great day Winnie!

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