Coconut Puff Cupcakes

California Milk Advisory Board
  • Yield: 1


1/4cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3/4cup granulated sugar
1cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/4teaspoon kosher salt
1/3cup cocoa powder
1 1/2teaspoons baking soda
1large egg
1/2cup Real California milk
1/2teaspoon lemon juice
1/2cup water
5tablespoons unsalted Real California butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1 1/2sticks unsalted Real California butter, at room temperature
1 1/4cups powdered sugar
1teaspoon vanilla extract
2cups shredded coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour insides of 12 muffin cups or insert paper liners.
  2. To prepare cupcakes: In a large bowl, whisk together brown and granulated sugar, flour, salt, cocoa powder and baking soda. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, milk, lemon juice, water and melted butter. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined. Evenly divide batter between cupcake molds. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans. Cool completely before frosting.
  3. To prepare frosting: With electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy. On medium speed, add powdered sugar in three additions, beating well after each addition; scrape down bowl with spatula as necessary. Mix in vanilla extract. Increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle shredded coconut over each cupcake.

Recipe courtesy of the California Milk Advisory Board