Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting Recipe

Total Time:

50 minutes(Cooking)


24 cupcakes

Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting Recipe


1 boxDevil’s Food cake mix + ingredients needed to make the cake according to package instructions
1 cupstrong coffee, cooled
16ozcream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 lb(3 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 tspvanilla extract
1 tspcoconut extract
1 1/2 lbpowdered sugar, sifted
¾ cupshredded coconut


  1. Before mixing cake batter, replace one cup of the water called for in the cake mix instructions with the coffee.
  2. Mix the cake batter according to package instructions. Pour batter into a cupcake pan and bake as directed; allow to cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spread the coconut onto a baking sheet, bake in the oven for 2 minutes, check and toss the coconut then bake another 2 minutes, or until all the coconut is slightly toasted.
  4. To make the frosting, use a stand or hand mixer to cream together the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and coconut extracts. For this, medium-low speed is best; beat for about 2 minutes.
  5. Slowly add the powdered sugar while the mixer is on low and mix until smooth.
  6. Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with the toasted coconut.

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