How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs, 1 at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In 3 parts, alternately add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk to the batter, beginning and ending with the dry. Mix until just combined. Fold in 7 ounces of coconut.
  • Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Fill each liner to the top with batter. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until the tops are brown and a toothpick comes out clean. (Mini cupcakes took about 20 mins in my oven) Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove to a baking rack and cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, make the frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, on low speed, cream together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla and almond extracts. Add the confectioners' sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with the remaining coconut.
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  • k1dub 9 years ago
    Would you recommend substituting some of the all purpose flour with cake flour? It sounds like an awesome recipe and I've seen her make it on the show but it looks like it could be heavy.
    Also, did you substitute all of the almond for vanilla? I don't like almond either. May consider using coconut milk simple syrup too.
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    wow..these look absolutely anything with coconut
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  • dahlka 10 years ago
    These look wonderful! Thanks for sharing! She is one of my favorites on Food Network, but I've never seen this recipe! Also, I like that you took out the almond for more vanilla. I hear you on the almond extract!
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  • zena824 10 years ago
    I love Ina's cooking and these are wonderful...Thanks for posting this....
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  • marriage 10 years ago
    No need for sorry, I'm glad you could get a picture up (I'm currently without a camera). Besides I think it's great that the whole idea is to share the recipes you love with everyone. It also makes me feel good as a beginner because my recipes are from family or just recipes I've found and had great success with, but because of this site I too can share. This site rocks. P.s. Ina Garten taught me a heck of lot on basic technic, LOVE HER.
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  • lollya 10 years ago
    They really are. Ina Garten is one of my favorites! She has this amazing ability to create simple beautiful food. Sublime!
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  • shandy 10 years ago
    :>O ! WoW these look GREAT! I can't wait to try. :D
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