Chocolate Caramel Coconut Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Caramel Coconut Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Caramel Coconut Cupcakes

This delicious coconut cupcakes recipe is undeniably mouthwatering and unique. Jack it up with some chocolate and caramel and you’re good to go.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 22 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total: 57 minutes



  • cupscake flour,spoon & leveled
  • ¾tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • ¼cupcoconut oil,unrefined, solid, not melted or liquid
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 3large egg whites,at room temperature
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • 1tspcoconut extract
  • ½cupfull fat sour cream,at room temperature
  • ½cupcoconut milk,canned, at room temperature
  • ¾cupcoconut,sweetened shredded
  • 30salted caramel,cooled for minutes, for filling
  • chocolate buttercream frosting,for topping
  • toasted coconut,for topping, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. Line a second pan with 3 to 4 liners. Set aside.


  1. Whisk the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.

  2. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the butter and solid coconut oil together on high speed until smooth and creamy for about 1 minute.

  3. Add the sugar and beat on high speed for 2 minutes until creamed together. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. 

  4. Add the egg whites, vanilla extract, and coconut extract. Beat on medium-high speed until combined, then beat in the sour cream. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl as needed. 

  5. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients until just incorporated. With the mixer still running on low, slowly pour in the coconut milk and shredded coconut until combined. Do not overmix.

  6. Whisk it all by hand to make sure there are no large lumps stuck at the bottom of the bowl.

  7. Pour/spoon the batter into the liners. Fill only ⅔ full to avoid spilling over the sides. Bake for 19 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

  8. Allow cupcakes to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan to cool completely.

To fill the cupcakes:

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut a circle/hole into the center of the cooled cupcake to create a little pocket about 1-inch deep. This piece you removed will be the shape of a cone. Set it aside.

  2. Place about 1 teaspoon of caramel inside the cupcake or however much will fit. Slice off the pointy end of the cone piece of cupcake you removed so that it can fit on top of the filling. Repeat with all cupcakes.

  3. Prepare frosting and frost-cooled cupcakes. Top with any leftover caramel and toasted coconut, if desired.


  • Calories: 275.26kcal
  • Fat: 12.17g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.73g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.90g
  • Fiber: 0.60g
  • Sugar: 25.45g
  • Protein: 3.22g
  • Cholesterol: 12.69mg
  • Sodium: 135.59mg
  • Calcium: 55.29mg
  • Potassium: 107.25mg
  • Iron: 1.50mg
  • Vitamin A: 39.18µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.34mg
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