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Almond Coconut Cupcakes

Perfect for springtime, the flavor of these almond coconut cupcakes is a bit tropical, and completely irresistible. Make them for family and friends on special occasions, or simply for everyday. Perfect with your afternoon coffee or for dessert.
Makes: About 24 cupcakes
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven 350°F.

Prepare muffin pans with baking cups.

Step 2

In large bowl, beat cake mix, coconut milk, vegetable oil, eggs and almond extract with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among baking cups, filling about 1/2 full.

Step 3

Bake 16-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool in pans on cooling grid 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; cool completely on cooling grid.

Step 4

For icing, in large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Add coconut milk and almond extract; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Fit decorating bag with tip 2A and pipe mounds of icing onto cupcakes. Gently pat coconut onto icing.

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Imitation Almond Extract (1 teaspoon for cake, 1/2 teaspoon for icing)


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white cake mix

1 package white cake mix (15.25 oz)

canned coconut milk

canned coconut milk (1 cup for cupcakes, 1/4 cup for icing)

vegetable oil

1/2 cup vegetable oil


3 Eggs

solid vegetable shortening

3/4 cup solid vegetable shortening

butter, softened

3/4 cup butter, softened (1-1/2 sticks)

confectioners' sugar

6 cups confectioners' sugar (about 1-3/4 lb)

sweetened flaked coconut

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

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