Coconut Cupcakes

I’m in heaven!  Especially since the bf doesn’t like coconut, I get it all to myself ;)

Coconut Cupcakes

3 eggs, separated

1.25 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

6 tbs butter

½ cup sugar, ¼ cup sugar

½ tsp coconut extract

¾ cup buttermilk

½ tsp cream of tartar

–       preheat oven to 350F and line cupcake tins

–       cream butter and ½ cup sugar, add egg yolks one at a time and coconut extract

–       alternately add dry mixture and buttermilk

–       beat egg whites and cream of tartar until a stiff foam, add ¼ cup sugar and beat until shiny

–       fold egg whites into batter in batches

–       pour into pan and bake 35-40 minutes

–       top with coconut frosting and toasted coconut flakes

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