Coconut Cupcakes with Whipped Buttercream Frosting


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Back in the Day Bakery Made With Love

Back in the Day Bakery Made With Love

By Cheryl Day and Griffith Day

Published 2015

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These coconut cupcakes are one of Griff’s favorite treats. He loves the tender sweetness of coconut on top of the lightest buttercream frosting this side of the Mississippi. The hint of cardamom in the batter adds a delicate floral flavor.


  • 3 cups unbleached (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder, preferably aluminum-free
  • ½


Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cardamom. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a l