Coconut-Cream-Filled Cupcakes

Coconut-Cream-Filled Cupcakes
These moist chocolate cupcakes are bulging with a creamy coconut filling. Finish off this delectable dessert with a rich dark chocolate frosting.
Makes 18
Prep 15 m
Bake 17 m

Ingredients

Directions

Cupcakes:

  1. 1 of 4 Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously coat 18 indents in two cupcake pans with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  2. 2 of 4 Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl on medium speed for
  3. 3 of 4 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. On low speed, add flour mixture, alternating with milk, in two additions. Divide batter among indents, 1/3 cup each.
  4. 4 of 4 Bake at 350 degrees F for 17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes to rack and let cool completely.

Filling and Frosting:

  1. 1 of 1 Beat butter, shortening, confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Mix in coconut extract. Transfer cream filling to a pastry bag and fit with a small tip. Insert tip deep into cupcake and fill with cream until you can see top bulging. Spread cupcakes with prepared frosting and serve.
Nutrition Information for Coconut-Cream-Filled Cupcakes
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Per Serving: 2 g fiber, 27 g Fat, total, 59 g carb., 13 g sat. fat, 73 mg chol., 224 mg sodium, 4 g pro., 483 kcal cal.