Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Outrageous Coconut Cream Cupcakes

If you like coconut, these are yummy.

If you don't like coconut, you are dumb.

Oops! Did I say that out loud? Yikes! I hate when that happens.

OK.

Moving on.

So...

Get these ingredients:

1. A yellow or white cake mix to make 24 cupcakes and all the stuff you need to make them (don't yell at me if you don't have enough eggs...I can't read the box from here)
2. Coconut extract
3. a 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
4. a 15 oz. can of cream of coconut
5. 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
6. 3 T. granulated sugar
7. 1 teaspoon white corn syrup (optional)
8. 1 cup or more of sweetened, shredded coconut


Take a box of yellow or white cake mix and follow the package directions EXCEPT add 1 teaspoon of coconut extract to the mix.

Underfill your cupcake tins slightly and I'll tell you why in a minute, OK?

While the cupcakes are baking stir together the sweetened condensed milk and the cream of coconut.


Take the cupcakes out when they're done and then poke them with a fork several times. Pour the thick, milk-y, coconutt-y liquid over each of them slowly. Let it absorb before you pour more on.



Cover them with saran wrap and stick in the fridge for three or four hours or even overnight.

BUT...

If you didn't want to make cupcakes you could totally make this in a 9 x 13 pan

OR...

If you wanted to take these on a picnic, you could totally make these as cupcakes in a jar. If you didn't see how to do that just click here. If you made them in a jar, wouldn't it be scrumptious to put some lemon curd on there before you put on the icing?

OK...

Now you are ready to frost the cupcakes (or the cake, or the cake in the jar, depending on what strikes your fancy!) and to do that...

Whip together the heavy cream, 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract, 1 teaspoon of corn syrup (Karo) and the 3 T. granulated sugar.

(If I was making the cupcakes in the jar or the big cake, I might make 1 1/2 recipes of the icing, though...and that would be 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 3/4 teaspoon of coconut extract, 1 1/2 teaspoon of corn syrup and 5 T. granulated sugar. If you want to double the recipe, you have to do your own math...sorry!)

When it's all fluffy and lovely, pipe or spoon it onto your cupcakes (cake or into the jar) and then sprinkle sweetened, shredded coconut over the top of that.




TaDa!!!!!



I'm telling ya. These are excellent. And Mr. Jenny thinks so, too, obviously, because when I went to get a few more out for a background picture, he ate the one on the plate!



This yummy, albeit slightly confusing recipe, is brought to you by Alphabe-Thursday's letter "O". Perhaps I should have linked it to the letter "C", but I didn't make them that week of Alphabe-Thursday. So there.

To see other "O" links, just click here!

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57 comments:

Hanzor said...

I think I just drooled over my keyboard.

I HAVE to make these.

x

RedTedArt said...

Truely OUTRAGEOUS! Esp that there are non left at the end! Yum yum yum.

Maggy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

'O'h boy they look great! Love me some cupcakes:@)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I knew I should have eaten breakfast with JDaniel instead of blogging. My stomach is now grumbling.

Terra said...

YUM! I don't think either of my girls like coconut, they aren't dumb...I think it is just an acquired taste...maybe they could acquire the taste through these delicious looking treats!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Darn you....here it is 7:00 am and I need to get out of this bed and make a run to the store....these look soooooooooooooooo good!!! I want one right now with my cup of coffee!!!

Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!! YUMMO!!!!!

BEAR's Mom said...

Yummo Jenny
Hubby doesn't like coconut
I'd have to eat the whole
cake myself ;o)
~victoria~

Mary said...

These DO look Outrageously good!

vivian said...

well, youve just contributed to my fatness.. writing down all the ingredients and making these on sat!!
thanks for sharing.. I'm drooling!
have a great day
vivian

Dee said...

Oh my...this is a MUST try for me...a coconut ...desert loving gal. :)

Deb said...

my family loves coconut...me not so much...yours are beautiful...may have to try them out at Easter...

Strummed Words said...

These look so good, I'd have eaten them all!

Wombat Central said...

Boggles my brain how one could not love coconut. ;)

Theresa said...

I make a similar cake in the 9x13 but haven't made the cupcakes! YUMMY! I love coconut, my son-in-law hates it! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You, my dear, are sinful! ;-)

XO,

Sheila

Kat said...

These look delicious! I love coconut. And your your second line made me laugh out loud and scare the cat :) I'll definitely try these! Kat

Willoughby said...

Those cupcakes look amazing! If I had all of the ingredients on hand, I'd be making them right now!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh I'm not dumb. I love coconut. But it has too much Sat/Fat for my arteries and haven't been able to have it, in ages. -sigh-

It's a trade off... I give up the yummy taste. In hopes that doing so, will allow me to have some more quality life time. :-)

And plllllllllease don't remind me, there are no guarantees. -chuckle- It's just the only way I can... go. :-)

Hugs & ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

Sue said...

Okay, I'm pretty sure that you've just given memy new favorite recipe.

Because I DO love coconut. And I also love easy.

=D

Annesphamily said...

These sound so yummy! I am so hungry! I better get all the ingridients and make some soon! SO much for the diet plan! LOL! Anne

noexcuses said...

These look absolutely yummy! However, I don't like coconut (darn)! I suppose I could make them anyway and just substitute chocolate! Ya think that might work?

Great post!

Judie said...

I have issues with the sweetened condensed milk. I never have enough for the recipe because I happen to like it straight out of the can!! That stuff is delicious all on its own. Could I have just one more taste??

Gattina said...

I don't like coconut in cakes or whatever it's too fat !

One Mama said...

Yum! Sounds a bit like a tres leches cake. I might try this since I wouldn't have to share with all the non-coconut eaters around here.

Lourie said...

Coconut rocks! And you have rocked my world with this recipe!!!

La said...

Jenny ~ My sweet tooth is in love with you. These look so good...I want to leave work early and make a batch to dive into with abandon. Food addict? Who? Me?

Jennifer said...

*drools*
I LOVE coconut! :D

Mumsy said...

Hubby refuses to eat coconut so no making anything around here with coconut...when you bake another batch of these yummy lookers will you toss me one please? Thank you! Hugs

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

OMG-these sound so good. I'm sitting here with lowfat cranberry-orange muffins in the oven and now I'll be miserable when I eat one. I love coconut...my husband, not so much. I'll have to save this one for when I'm having people in or I'd have to eat them all!

Life in Rehab said...

I just tried to lick the computer screen. This recipe is soooooooooo headed home with me!

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh I am dieting and salivating! I will have to remember for a springtime desert!

Drama Queen said...

Snow cupcakes! And since we just got 9" of snow last night, these would fit right in with our weather!

Yum - you always never cease to amaze me with your culinary skills.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Yum O! Thye look so rich and good! My hubby is sadly not one who likes coconut so I'd have to eat them all myself :D

H said...

I'm not looking! I'm not looking! I'm not looking! I'm not looking! I'm not looking! I'm not looking!I'm not looking! I'm not looking!I'm not looking! I'm not looking!I'm not looking! I'm not looking! Droooooooooooooooool. RATS! I can just feel the calories winging my way!

Rebecca S. said...

Wow, these look very sweet and delicious and did I say very sweet? I usually make a coconut cake with coconut cream filling and chocolate ganache for my family for Valentine's day. I loooove coconut!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Wow, I think I need those in my life like maybe this weekend! No one in my family likes coconut, they are all a bunch of freaks...

But, I can certainly make these for myself and bring a few in for the people I work with...

Ames said...

Those look so good! I have a cake recipe that is similar. I'll have to give these a try! Yum!
I would have commented on your Kayro syrup post but...uhh...Oh ok I couldn't get the image of Judie and her husband out of my mind. I will never look at another bottle of Kayro syrup the same again. Thanks Judie. Love ya.
~Ames

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Yum. Straight and simple. I am definitely koo-koo for coconut. Slather on the frosting, extra, please. Thanks for the recipe. Now to find someone who will bake them for me. :-)

myorii said...

Now that I've stocked up on cake mix from the US, I can totally make these! I'm so excited! I just need to find coconut flakes....

paige said...

Yummy, yum, yum! I love coconut. Glad I'm not dumb. :)

edenhills said...

That looks scrumptious! But I think goat milk instead of condensed milk!

Teresa

blueviolet said...

Ummmmm....did you just call me dumb?

myletterstoemily said...

unbelievable. those sound incredibly
delicious. thank you for the recipe.

and thank you for your very sweet
comments at my place. everyone else
just leaves 'dumb' ones. did i just say
THAT?

Cheryl D. said...

I MUST. EAT. CUPCAKE. NOW!

Theresa said...

Three of these would be so perfect right now! I'm thinking a pineapple topper would be good on top? No? Yes? Let me know...

Splendid Little Stars said...

OOOh! YUM! LOVE coconut! This is causing me to imagine lying on a sun-drenched beach somewhere in the Caribbean....

Aunt lodi said...

I have made this in a 9 x 13 pan. It is awesome. One of my SIL doesn't like coconut. I just can't imagine that.

Country Dreaming said...

I'm NOT dumb, I just don't like coconut! :)

Melinda

Holly said...

So, why did I come visit on cupcake day! I have been eating well and exercising regularly and now you tempt me with rice (I used to call it that) cupcakes.

Stef said...

Those look really yummy. I think it is funny that Mr. Jenny ate it and left the evidence. Ha.

Karen S. said...

Oh my yummy for the tummy....yes this is making my feet move outward thinking it's time to bake, I say later...but your end result...the empty paper oh yeah! Only thing is it's kind of late to bake tonight....but now my tummy wants something goey...and sweet..and a glass of cold milk too! Great post Jenny! You should be in sales!

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

If we lived close to one another, I'd be happy, I'd be FAT and I'd have hired you to create some of the tea party stuff. I just hired a young woman this weekend to create the cupcakes, cookies, brownies and such for it. The Source will make scones, quiches, muffins, sandwiches, soup, and the rest of the 'healthy' stuff. Hah!

Amy said...

OMG JEnny! Well, if I'm going to eat a cupcake, I may as well go ALL OUT!!! LOL

Jo said...

i would have left a comment earlier, but my keyboard was filled with drool ... damn those look good!!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

oooh-la-la! I love Coconut! Hm...it's almost 1am ...but I wish I had one of those now! (haha...yep, dontcha just hate when a thought just slips through your lips!)

Blessings & Aloha!
(I have to share something with you...I was quite pleased with myself in that I was able to get started on my post for this week a little earlier than my normal Friday! And so excited to think that I would not be at the bottom of the class list...again! Maybe in the top 5! but I realized when I went to join in that my post was all about "P"!!!!! Honest to goodness, cross my heart! ...so *sigh* I am once again the last one #78. What was I thinking?..."...L,M, N..P!" well...I am ready for next week, at least. haha)

Dapoppins said...

The only ingredients I don't have on hand for those yummies is the coconut and the coconut milk...I must stop everything right now and rectify that issue.

Dapoppins said...

cant. stop. thinking. about. these.