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Coconut Cupcakes

Frosted Coconut Cupcakes Made With Coconut Spread

Coconut Cupcakes Made with Earth Balance Coconut Spread. If you don't have the coconut spread, use unsalted butter and throw in a little coconut extract.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cookie Madness


  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour or White Lily flour 170 grams
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt I used Morton Kosher -- not as coarse as some kosher, but less fine than table
  • 4 ounces/114 grams Smart Balance Coconut Spread cold right out of the tub
  • 3/4 cup 145 grams granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut

Butter Cream Frosting

  • 1 stick 4 oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered confectioners sugar
  • Whole Milk as needed


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line 12 to 14 muffin cups with paper liners (I used 12 )
  • In a small bowl, mix together the cake flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the Earth Balance and sugar at medium high speed until light and creamy. Add room temperature eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk– flour, milk, flour, milk, flour. Scrape the bowl and beat for about 30 seconds or until batter is smooth and velvety. Stir in the coconut.
  • Divide batter evenly among muffin cups 12 to 14 muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.