Lemon Coconut cupcakes for the teachers

 Posted by at 6:00 am on March 28, 2013
Mar 282013


We have very special teachers at our elementary school. And being the food committee for the second year in a row, (I really do love it and already committed to next year) I wanted to make a special cupcake for the teachers. A one-of-a-kind special recipe. And with my little lemon tree inspiring me to bake these days, we, well I decided to make a Lemon Coconut cupcake. Yum, right? Sometimes I amaze myself, even while sleep deprived…. speaking of sleep deprived, here’s the little Mr. B. He’s growing so fast! I want to turn back time. I still enjoy those early morning feedings where it’s dark and quiet and it’s just me and him.


He’s thinking about smiling…. cute! I’m totally off topic. Back to the cupcakes. I love the subtle flavor of coconut, and in the white cake, it’s simply divine. Then topped with a light lemon frosting, it’s a great compliment, and light and fluffy. Perfect for spring.

Coconut Lemon Cupcakes

1 box white cake mix

3 eggs

1 cup milk

1 cup shredded coconut

1 teaspoon lemon extract

1 teaspoon coconut extract or coconut oil

1 recipe Lemon Butter Cream frosting (below)

Yellow sprinkles

Mix together cake mix with eggs, milk, coconut and extracts. Batter will be thicker. Scoop batter into paper liners, filling 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until cake springs back when lightly touched. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Frost cooled cupcakes with Lemon Butter Cream frosting.

Lemon Butter Cream Frosting

Makes approx. 3 cups of frosting

8 tbsp. (1 stick) butter, room temperature

3 ¾ cups powdered sugar, sifted

3-4 tbsp. milk or cream

2 tsp. lemon extract

Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds.

Stop the mixer before adding the sugar or you will have a large mess to clean up. Add the sugar, 3 tablespoons milk (cream) and lemon extract. Beat frosting starting on slow increasing your speed until frosting is nice and creamy. Add up to 1 or more tablespoons of milk (cream) if frosting to too thick.

Happy Baking!





  One Response to “Lemon Coconut cupcakes for the teachers”

  1. That sounds delicious!!

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.