No-nut Coco-nutty Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes

Contrary to their name, there is nothing nutty about coconuts – but they do make for delicious cupcakes nonetheless.


  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter (3/4 cup)
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Line cupcake mold with paper muffin cups
  3. In a standing mixer, mix flour, sugar, shredded coconut, baking powder and salt with the paddle attachment.
  4. Add the butter and mix on slow speed until the butter is dispersed throughout the dry ingredients, creating a crumbly texture.
  5. Add the egg white and coconut milk and mix on low speed until it is combined.
  6. Distribute the batter into the muffin cups and bake until the cake springs back lightly to the touch.
  7. Let cool and decorate with desired frosting and garnishes.
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