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Tropical Getaway Cupcakes

Makes: About 2 dozen cupcakes.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pans with baking cups.

Step 2

In large bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, cream of coconut, water, coconut and vanilla extracts until well combined.

Step 3

In large bowl, mix flour, shredded coconut, sugar, baking powder and salt with electric mixer on low speed until combined, about 15 seconds. Add butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, continuing to beat on low speed until mixture looks dry and crumbly and largest chunks of butter are about 1/4 inch in diameter, about 30 seconds. Stop mixer and add half of liquid ingredients. Beat on low speed until flour mixture is moistened, about 15 seconds. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy, about 45 seconds. With mixer still running, slowly stream in remaining liquid. Stop mixer and scrape sides and bottom of bowl. Beat on medium speed for an additional 30 seconds. Divide batter evenly into baking cups, filling about 2/3 full.

Step 4

Bake 18-22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in centers of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan on cooling grid 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on grid.

Step 5

For filling, whisk together egg yolks, cornstarch and 1/4 cup mango juice in small bowl until smooth.

Step 6

In saucepan, combine remaining 1 cup mango juice, sugar and salt. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Slowly stream half of hot liquid into egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Add egg yolk mixture back into saucepan and reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Strain through fine mesh sieve. Cool completely.

Step 7

For icing, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy; gradually add confectioners? sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, scraping down bottom and sides of bowl as necessary. Add orange zest and vanilla extract and beat until fully incorporated.

Step 8

To assemble, remove center of cupcake with coring tool or paring knife. Fill with mango filling. Pipe icing onto cupcakes.

Note: Stir cream of coconut before measuring it, as it tends to settle as it sits. Coconut can be coarsely chopped in food processor or with knife.

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2 eggs (plus)

4 egg whites, lightly beaten ((reserve 2 yolks for filling))

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut (, coarsley chopped)

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons cornstarch

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, divided

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest ((about 1 orange))



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Tropical Getaway Cupcakes is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from For the icing it states the cream cheese is to be divided. Why? I didn't see it being added in 2 portions or did I miss something! My rating is for lack of clarity of the recipe.
Date published: 2015-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made the recipe into a 2 layer cake. The instructions are clear, but the list of ingredients was slightly ambiguous; i.e., the number of eggs. I felt 3 tablespoons of corn starch was too much for the filling. The filling did not taste of mango, even though I used a thick mango juice. Also, the instructions should have read that the filling needs to be spread/used sooner rather than later. I waited 45 minutes for cool down; too long. The filling was a gelatinous blob! I had to throw it out! I used a thin layer of the cream cheese frosting and some lemon curd instead! It was VERY tasty and I wound up retrieving the recipe out of the trash can, where I had thrown it after the filling disaster! Will make this cake again for a luau we are having! Glad I did a test run!!!
Date published: 2015-04-06
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