Chocolate-Frosted Golden Cupcakes with Coconut Recipe

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Jozias De Leede Modified: March 24, 2022
Chocolate-Frosted Golden Cupcakes with Coconut Recipe

How To Make Chocolate-Frosted Golden Cupcakes with Coconut

Here’s another tropical-themed dessert for you. These golden cupcakes come with a decadent chocolate frosting and topped with sweetened shredded coconut.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 1cupall purpose flour
  • 2tbspall purpose flour
  • 2tbspcornstarch
  • tspbaking powder
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¾cupgranulated sugar
  • 2large eggs
  • tsppure vanilla extract
  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • ¼cupvegetable oil
  • ½cupmilk
  • 4ozbittersweet chocolate
  • ½cupheavy cream
  • 3tbspunsalted butter
  • 1tbsplight corn syrup
  • sweetened coconut,shredded
  • mini nonpareil candies


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper or foil liners.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Using a handheld electric mixer in a large bowl, beat the sugar with the eggs and vanilla extract at medium-high speed until smooth and thickened slightly. Add the butter and oil and beat until incorporated, scraping the bottom and side of the bowl.

  4. Add the dry ingredients and milk in three alternating batches, beating well between additions. Carefully pour the batter into the lined muffin tins, filling them about two-thirds full.

  5. Bake the cupcakes in the center of the oven for 20 to 23 minutes, until springy and a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. Let the cupcakes cool slightly in the muffin tin, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Put the chopped chocolate in a heatproof medium bowl.

  2. In a small saucepan, heat the cream with the butter, corn syrup, and salt until hot but not boiling. Immediately pour the mixture over the chocolate.

  3. Let stand for 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth.

  4. Let the frosting cool for about 30 minutes, whisking occasionally, until thick enough for dipping and glazing the cupcakes. For a frosting firm enough to spread, let stand for 1 hour.

  5. Frost the cooled cupcakes, top with the sweetened shredded coconut and mini nonpareil candies. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 301.14kcal
  • Fat: 19.13g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.99g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.50g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.51g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.10g
  • Fiber: 0.89g
  • Sugar: 19.95g
  • Protein: 3.25g
  • Cholesterol: 63.41mg
  • Sodium: 183.99mg
  • Calcium: 65.17mg
  • Potassium: 82.38mg
  • Iron: 1.06mg
  • Vitamin A: 115.43µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.06mg
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