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Grandma Yearwood's Coconut Cake with Coconut Lemon Glaze

Makes: 18 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 25 mins Cook 15 mins Cool 5 mins
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 - 12  ounce  box vanilla wafers, finely crushed
  • 1 6  ounce  package frozen grated coconut, thawed, or 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, chopped
  • 1/2  cup  chopped pecans
  • 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 KitchenWhole 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 18,
  • cal. (kcal) 406,
  • Fat, total (g) 21,
  • chol. (mg) 89,
  • sat. fat (g) 11,
  • carb. (g) 53,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 45,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 408,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 17,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 211,
  • Potassium (mg) 105,
  • calcium (mg) 21,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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