Passion fruit infuses the icing with real tropical flavor. Garnish the icing with more shredded coconut, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
24 mini cupcakes
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cupcakes:
Icing:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 mini muffin tins with mini paper liners.

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  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt together into a bowl. Beat butter, white sugar, egg, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Beat flour mixture into creamed butter mixture, keeping mixer on low speed, until smooth. Add coconut milk and beat until batter is smooth; fold in shredded coconut.

  • Spoon rounded tablespoons batter into prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to a rack to cool completely, 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Mix confectioners' sugar, passion fruit nectar, and cream together in a small bowl until smooth. Dip tops of cupcakes into icing, letting excess drip off. Let icing set for 2 minutes; garnish with flowers.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute passion fruit syrup or thawed passion fruit puree, if desired.

Cupcakes can be made 1 day ahead and kept in an airtight container at room temperature. If you're garnishing with flowers and plan on icing the cupcakes ahead, save a bit of the icing for dipping and gluing the flowers onto the cupcakes.

Keep flower-garnished cupcakes at cool room temperature for no more than 3 hours or the flowers will wilt.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 31.6g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 29.6mg; sodium 103.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2015
This sounds like an excellent recipe and I can't wait to make it I've saved it and will let you know how works out Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2016
These were very easy and fun to make - I didn't put the sweet little flowers on top simply because I didn't have any but nice sprinkles or sugars look lovely! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2020
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