This is my favorite cupcake recipe not just because I invented it but because it is really good. It is fluffy and light.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Beat butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, to creamed butter mixture, beating well after each addition. Add coconut extract and mix thoroughly.

  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Beat 1/3 of the flour mixture into creamed butter mixture on low speed just until incorporated. Add 1/2 of the coconut milk to butter-flour mixture and beat on low just until incorporated. Beat in 1/3 of the flour mixture, followed by remaining coconut milk, ending with 1/3 flour mixture until batter is just mixed.

  • Spoon 2 tablespoons batter into each muffin cup; top with 1 strawberry slice. Spoon 1 tablespoon batter over strawberry layer; top with banana slice. Spoon batter over banana layer to fill muffin cup completely.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 34.2g 11% DV; fat 11.2g 17% DV; cholesterol 51.3mg 17% DV; sodium 123.7mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2018
This recipe turned out really good. This is the first time I made GF cupcakes and I must say it is actually better than regular cupcakes. It is moist and rising very well. I even make my own GF flour. Thank you for the recipe. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/15/2017
I have made theses twice and both times they never did rise!!! Very disappointed.... I did turn them into a bread and was very good! Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
08/15/2017
I have made theses twice and both times they never did rise!!! Very disappointed.... I did turn them into a bread and was very good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2018
This recipe turned out really good. This is the first time I made GF cupcakes and I must say it is actually better than regular cupcakes. It is moist and rising very well. I even make my own GF flour. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2015
This a very good cupcake!!!! I made it and handed it out to people at my church and everybody loved it! It is amazing!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2015
This was my first try at baking gluten free and these were pretty tasty for gluten free! Made these for my sons birthday at school where some kids are gluten free. Nobody could tell they were gluten free and everyone loved them. I didn't put strawberries because they aren't available this time of year where I live. Did the banana slices in middle and also mashed up a little banana for the dough. Turned out great! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2015
The taste is very good but the banana slice was too large. The tops of the cupcakes overflowed so the cupcake tops fell apart. Read More