Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes

Yesterday was a big day for me.  My baby, my sweet son, turned 20! Yikes! How in the heck did that happen?!?  I mean, who is old enough to have their youngest child turn 20?  Evidently I AM!  Once I got over the horror that he was no longer a teenager and I was no longer able to tell people I was in my late 30’s (with any hope of them possibly believing me ) we had  a lovely day.  Hubby and I drove up to spend the day with him.  We walk around his college campus, ate lots of good food and, and most of all, enjoyed the wonderful person we are both lucky enough to call our son.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups - Cake Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon - Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon - Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 2 1/2 Sticks - Unsalted Butter, at Room Temperature
  • 2 Cups - Sugar
  • 5 - Eggs, Large
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons - Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon - Coconut Extract
  • 2/3 Cup - Buttermilk, Well Shaken
  • 1 1/2 Cups - Sweetened Flaked Coconut
  • 2-8 Ounce Blocks - Cream Cheese, at Room Temperature
  • 1 Stick - Unsalted Butter, at Room Temperature
  • 2 Teaspoons - Vanilla Extract
  • 6 Cups - Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Cups - Sweetened Flaked Coconut
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