Thursday, November 17, 2011

Guest ~ Lemon Filled Coconut Cupcakes

Photo by Kathy Long

No food history today, my friends. If you would like to be a guest on Christine's Pantry contact me at christinespantry@gmail.com. We would love to have you here. Today's guest is Karen Long Cox. Karen doesn't have a blog. I know you will enjoy it. Thank you very much Karen for sharing your recipe. Thank you to all for being a part of Christine's Pantry.

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Lemon-Filled Coconut Cupcakes

Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 (18.25 oz.) pkg yellow cake mix (recommended: Duncan Hines)
  • 1 (4-serving size) pkg instant lemon pudding & pie filling mix (recommended: Jell-O)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon yellow food coloring
  • 2 (12-ounce) containers whipped cream whipped frosting (recommended: Betty Crocker)
  • ¾ cup prepared lemon curd
  • 1 teaspoon imitation coconut extract

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 (2 ½-inch) muffin cups with paper liners: set aside.

Spread 1 cup coconut on a baking sheet. Toast for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, coconut milk, oil & yellow food coloring; beat with an electric mixer on low for 30 seconds. Scrape down the side of bowl, Beat on medium for 2 minutes more. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each about ¾ of the way full. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups & cool completely on wire rack.

For Lemon Filling:

In a medium bowl, stir together ½ cup whipped cream frosting & the lemon curd until combined.

With a sharp knife, make a ½-inch slit in the top center of each cooled cupcake. Place lemon filling in a disposable piping bag; snip a small end of one corner of the bag, & pipe filling into cupcakes.

In a medium bowl, stir the coconut extract into the remaining whipped cream frosting & frost the cupcakes.

Toss together the toasted coconut & the remaining ½ cup untoasted coconut. Sprinkle the coconut mixture over the frosted cupcakes.

(As a side note, Karen put the coconut inside the cupcake mix instead toasting it & putting it in the frosting) 

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27 comments:

  1. Thanks to you Christine for sharing with us karen's lemon filled coconut cupcakes.Its coco-nutty. Delicious!

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  2. I've been craving sweets all day. This post isn't helping. They look great though!

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  3. These are so pretty--I love the lilac frosting!

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  4. I've never had lemon filled coconut cupcakes before, definitely bookmarking these for future reference. Thanks for guest posting Karen =]

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  5. I love the lemon and coconut combination! the cupcakes look gorgeous C!

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  6. Hi Karen and Christine - what a nice recipe and thank you for sharing! Sometimes the doctored box cakes mixes are the absolute best!

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  7. YUM, coconut and lemon are so delicious together! They look gorgeous as well :) Have a great day!

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  8. I love lemon cupcakes and these look so yummy! And I am always looking for new ways to doctor-up cake mixes!

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  9. What a nice idea to combine lemons and coconut. I bet these cupcakes tastes great!

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  10. This is so gorgeous, beautiful outcome and love the colors.

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  11. Love lemon love coconut.Whole recipe isdelicious.Great guest you have chosen:))

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  12. Lemon and coconut do make for a tasty treat! Lovely colorful presentation also. Well done Karen.

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  13. These cupcake sounds awesome. Love the addition of coconut. I bet it tastes fabulous. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family, Christine. Enjoy & have loads of fun.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  14. Well aren't they colourful little cakes? They look lovely and I bet they tasted fantastic.

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  15. Oh yum. These sound great. I love non-traditional cupcakes! I will have to try this out!

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  16. Oooh sounds really, really good...and they look so pretty! Fabulous job, Karen!

    xoxo,
    Tammy

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  17. Love this combination--they look yummy!

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  18. Hi My little Space,

    Thank you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

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  19. Thank you to all for the warm comments. You mean the world to me.

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  20. So pretty! :) Have a great weekend, Christine.

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  21. Lemon anything tops my list. Add coconut and I'm a happy camper!

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  22. Hi Jennifer,

    Have a wonderful weekend! Thanks! :-)

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  23. So pretty! Simply love the lemon curd.
    Thanks, Christine and Karen.

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  24. Lemon and coconut is such a magical combo!

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  25. I love anything with coconut so this caught my eye. Looks great.

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