This post is sponsored by Philadelphia Cream Cheese. All opinions are my own.
Let’s talk coconut. From what I’ve found, it seems to be one of those love it or hate it type of things. I fall into the love it camp, and every spring I find myself looking for ways to work coconut into my baking. While I love coconut cream pie, cupcakes are always a great choice for me to bring to holiday get-togethers, so I decided to put some of the flavors from coconut cream pie into cupcakes. These coconut cream cupcakes make a wonderful Easter dessert.
This delicious coconut cream cupcake recipe has an absolutely amazing coconut cream cheese frosting. Being the fan of coconut that I am, I even added coconut to the frosting itself. When my friends at Philadelphia Cream Cheese asked me if I would like to share an Easter dessert that I love to make for my family, these cupcakes instantly came to mind.
While this recipe is made from scratch, it is super simple– every bit as easy as making cupcakes from a box mix. Love that!
The cupcakes themselves come together quickly and easily. This recipe makes 24 cupcakes.
The cupcakes have a light and delicate flavor. While they have a coconut taste, it’s not overwhelming. While I love coconut, I like it to be subtle, and that’s exactly what you get with these cupcakes. They are moist, flavorful and delicious. The frosting is also simple to make, and a spin on traditional cream cheese frosting. The combo of Philadelphia Cream Cheese with butter and powdered sugar gets a coconut kick from the addition of cream of coconut and some actual coconut stirred right in.
This frosting is SO good. It’s not overly sweet, and the cream cheese flavor really shines through. While I love the texture that the coconut mixed into the frosting gives, if you want the coconut flavor without the added texture, you can leave out the one cup of sweetened coconut. They will still be great.
COCONUT CREAM CUPCAKES
I topped my cupcakes with toasted coconut, but you can use sprinkles, another garnish or just leave them plain. Whatever works for you! I hope your family has a very Happy Easter!
Note: I came up with this recipe myself. It is not an original Philadelphia Cream Cheese recipe