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Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting

Florida Department of Citrus

These tropical cupcakes are made with coconut and orange zest. 

Ingredients

For the Coconut Cupcakes

  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) devil's food cake mix
  • 1 1/4 Cup orange juice
  • 1/2 Cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 Cup shredded, sweetened coconut
  • Toasted coconut, for garnish
  • Orange slices, quartered, for garnish

For the Orange Buttercream Frosting

  • 4 Cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 3 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest

Directions

For the Coconut Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners. In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, orange juice, oil, eggs, and coconut. Beat with mixer for 2 minutes on medium speed. Pour into cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from muffin tin and place on wire rack; cool completely. Frost cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting; sprinkle with toasted coconut and garnish with orange slice, if desired.

For the Orange Buttercream Frosting

In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Beat on low speed with mixer. Increase speed gradually and beat until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides of bowl often.

Nutritional Facts
Servings12
Calories Per Serving497
Total Fat25g39%
Sugar52gN/A
Saturated8g39%
Cholesterol60mg20%
Protein4g8%
Carbs68g23%
Vitamin A85µg9%
Vitamin B120.1µg1.9%
Vitamin C16mg26%
Vitamin D0.4µg0.1%
Vitamin E2mg12%
Vitamin K9µg11%
Calcium78mg8%
Fiber1g5%
Folate (food)21µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)56µg14%
Folic acid20µgN/A
Iron2mg13%
Magnesium26mg6%
Monounsaturated11gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.8mg4.2%
Phosphorus147mg21%
Polyunsaturated5gN/A
Potassium226mg6%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg8.1%
Sodium373mg16%
Sugars, added33gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg7.1%
Trans0.4gN/A
Zinc0.5mg3.5%
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