Banana Coconut Cupcakes Recipe

Banana Coconut Cupcakes

We all know that summer is a time for vacations, and most people like to take their vacations in the tropics. Today, we’re serving up a recipe that will bring that tropical vacation to you, even if you’re stuck at your desk.

Bananas and coconuts are classic island fruits, and this recipe combines them perfectly. Moist banana cake is topped with sweet coconut icing, flaked coconut, and a few colorful nonpareil sprinkles for an extra pop of color.

Banana Coconut Cupcakes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Serving Size: 117g

Calories per serving: 422kcal

Fat per serving: 151kcal

Banana Coconut Cupcakes

This recipe provides the ingredients and directions for making the banana cupcakes along with the coconut icing.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C Butter
  • 1 1/4 C Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 C Flour
  • 1 3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Mashed Ripened Bananas
  • Coconut Icing
  • 1/2 C Butter
  • 3 1/2-4 C Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 3 Tsp Coconut Extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla extract and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.
  4. Add half of the milk and mix well.
  5. Add another third of the flour, mix, then add the remaining milk.
  6. Add the remaining flour and continue beating until well mixed. Beat in mashed bananas until well combined.
  7. Using a measuring cup, pour batter into a lined or greased cupcake pan.
  8. Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden.
  9. Once cooled, top with Coconut Icing.
  10. Coconut Icing
  11. Cream the butter, then add half of the powdered sugar.
  12. Add the milk and coconut extract and continue to beat.
  13. Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.

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Molly Allen

Molly Allen

I have never been able to stray from the comforting feeling I get from sharing food with others. Throughout high school, I was the girl who brought cupcakes and cookies on a platter to school. In college, I brought treats to work and to group project meetings.
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  1. Shellina says

    Hi Molly :) In the recipe of instructions you list adding milk but in the ingredients it shows no amount for the milk .. could you please update this recipe as I would love to make these .. they sound delish :) Thanks so much :) <3

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