Grandma Yearwood's Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Lemon Glaze by Trisha Yearwood

The secret ingredients in this cake is crushed vanilla wafers. It gives the cake a delicious texture.

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Makes:
18 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Bake:
25 mins
Cook:
15 mins
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Grandma Yearwood's Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Lemon Glaze by Trisha Yearwood

Ingredients Cupcakes
1
cup butter, room-temperature (2 sticks)
2
cups sugar
6
large eggs, room-temprature
1
teaspoon vanilla extract
1
11 ounce box vanilla wafers, finely crushed
1
6 ounce package frozen grated coconut, thawed, or 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, chopped
1/2
Coconut Lemon Glaze
1
cup sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
 
Pinch of salt
 
Grated zest of 1 large lemon
1
large lemon, zested and juiced
3/4
cup water
1/2
6 ounce package frozen grated coconut, thawed, or 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, chopped

Directions

    Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line eighteen 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups or grease and flour cups; set aside.
  2. For the cupcake cream the butter and sugar until light and smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla, beating well. Mix in the vanilla wafer crumbs, coconut, and pecans. Spoon batter into prepared cups, filling nearly full. Bake for 25 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Remove muffin pan from oven, let cool on wire rack, 5 minutes. Remove cakes from muffin pan and cool completely on a wire rack placed over a shallow baking pan.
  3. For the glaze, mix the sugar, cornstarch, salt, lemon zest and juice, water, and coconut. Cook over medium heat, stirring until thickened, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, then, using a toothpick, poke several holes in the top of the cakes and spoon the glaze over the cakes.

From the Test Kitchen

Whole Cake Variation

Grease and flour a 9- to 10-inch tube cake pan. Prepare natter as above. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack to finish cooling while you prepare the glaze. For glaze, let let cool slightly, then, using a toothpick poke several holes in the top of the cake and drizzle the glaze over the cake. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Grandma Yearwood's Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Lemon Glaze by Trisha Yearwood)
    Per serving:
  • 406 kcal cal.,
  • 21 g fat
  • (11 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 7 g monounsatured fat),
  • 89 mg chol.,
  • 211 mg sodium,
  • 53 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 45 g sugar,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Cakes, Chocolate Desserts, Desserts
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