Cupcake Recipe with Coconut – Playful Cakes in Mini Format

cupcakes with grated coconut
Recipe cupcakes with coconut, coconut topping, cupcakes decoration

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Here I present my recipe Cupcakes with Coconut. Cupcakes are similar to small delicious muffins, but a little finer and nobler. Cupcakes always have a great topping/frosting as decoration and come along like little cakes. I like to make cupcakes for birthdays, Easter and other family celebrations. The small cakes are also great for tasting my dear colleagues on all kinds of anniversaries. Now you certainly feel like baking… Let me show you the coconut cupcakes recipe. I wish you every success and would be happy if you share the article on Facebook.

1. Cupcakes with Coconut, the Dough Preparation

I bake my cupcake bases mostly in paper moulds. This makes my cupcake a perfect finger food.
Cupcake paper molds in muffin tin
Cupcake paper molds in muffin tin. This is how cupcake bases are sure to turn out! © Thomas Sixt food photographer
Cupcake paper forms in muffin sheet. This is how cupcake trays, which are also called sponges, succeed safely! © Thomas Sixt Foodfotograf I prefer to take the sheets and place the paper moulds into them. Without paper moulds it is also possible, then you use silicone moulds or muffin sheets directly. You should grease both well without using paper.
UPDATE… I recommend you to use the paper moulds, so the dough cannot stick!
For cupcakes there are many colourful paper moulds or silicone moulds. I only use paper cups + muffin trays. © Thomas Sixt Foodfotograf I preheat the oven well, because the cupcake dough needs high heat, so that the dough rises nicely. The cakes get a light brown caramel crust on the outside and are beautifully juicy and fluffy baked on the inside.
The optimal baking temperature for cupcakes is 180° C at hot air. The baking time is approx. 22 minutes.
The batter now needs some of your time and attention. I always whip the eggs frothy with sugar, so that an airy volume comes into the dough. I sieve the flour and slowly stir it in.
Pour in cupcakes batter.
Creamy cupcakes batter when pouring into the paper molds. The dough should flow easily so that it can be distributed nicely in the mold. © Thomas Sixt food photographer
Creamy cupcakes dough when filling the paper moulds. The dough should flow easily, so it can spread nicely in the tin.© Thomas Sixt Foodfotograf After baking, I let my cupcake bases cool in the muffin trays for 5-10 minutes and then remove them from the mould. With paper moulds it is very easy.

2. Topping for Cupcake with Coconut

Decorate cupcakes nicely.
Decorating cupcakes made easy …
Cupcakes get their typical topping perfectly sprayed from a dressing bag.
I always prepare the topping which is also called frosting fresh. I would even apply the topping just before serving.
I prepare the coconut cream for my Cupcake Topping or Frosting with hardened coconut fat, icing sugar, cream cheese and coconut flakes.

2.2 Why is Cupcake Topping called Frosting?

You surely remember the “taste” of ice confection… Ice confectionery is prepared with coconut fat. Coconut fat creates this special cooling effect in the mouth. The Cupcake topping is frosting when prepared with coconut fat because it has the same cooling effect as ice confectionery.

3. Decoration of the Cupcakes

For my cupcakes I recommend coconut flakes or other sweet sprinkles of all shapes or pearls. There are no limits to your imagination.
I sprinkle the final decoration shortly before serving on the topping of the cupcakes.

4. Recipe Cupcakes with Coconut

Recipe Cupcakes with Coconuts

Cupcakes with coconut recipe with coconut in cupcake base and with coconut in topping. Ingenious simple cupcake recipe to make yourself with all the chef tips from professional chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 12 Portions
Calories 398
Total Time 30 Min.
Cupcakes with coconut, a sweet surprise for many guests, which will delight you both on your plate and as finger food. The pleasantly fresh topping makes for a great taste explosion. The decoration is a playground for the imagination. In this article I give a lot of tips for successful cupcakes. A hint to different cupcake recipes forms the conclusion. Good luck!

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cupcakes with grated coconut
Recipe cupcakes with coconut, coconut topping, cupcakes decoration

Preparation Time

15 Min.

Cook Time

15 Min.


Cupcakes Bases - Sponge

2 pc eggs
130 g butter
130 g brown sugar
2 packet vanilla sugar (I like to use the mark 1 fresh vanilla pod)
80 g Flour
50 g coconut flakes
1 pinch Salt

Topping - Frosting

100 g hardened coconut oil (I use the coconut fat room warm)
160 g powder sugar/iced sugar
2 tbs lime or lemon juice
200 g cream cheese
80 g coconut flakes


Cupcakes Bases

Mix the cupcakes batter together
Mix the muffins or cupcakes batter together

Beat beaten eggs with sugar and vanilla sugar for 4 minutes until foamy.

Add flour to the dough for cupcakes or muffins

Add soft butter, flour, coconut flakes and salt and mix for another 2 minutes.

Pour in cupcakes batter.
Creamy cupcakes batter when pouring into the paper molds. The dough should flow easily so that it can be distributed nicely in the mold. © Thomas Sixt food photographer

Load the muffin trays with paper moulds and fill in the cake mixture up to max. 1 cm below the edge.

Bake the cupcake bases at 180 ° C for approx. 22 minutes, then allow to cool.

Topping - Frosting

Stir coconut fat with icing sugar and lime juice for 3 minutes until smooth, add cream cheese and coconut flakes and stir for another 2 minutes.

Shortly before serving, sprinkle with caster sugar or other forms of sugar, such as hearts or balls.

5. Calorien Cupcakes with Coconut, the Nutritional Values

6. Further Recipes for Cupcakes

Cupcakes with Nutella

Cupcakes Tiramisu

Cupcakes with Blueberries

Cupcakes with Poppy Seeds

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