So the ULTIMATE coconut cake was very well received, as we all know. Also apparently a lot more people than I knew love coconut and coconut cake. This and the recent college national football championship game prompted THE ULTIMATE COCONUT CUPCAKE!!!!
I used the same recipes from the other post about the ULTIMATE coconut layer cake. The batter recipe made about 40 cupcakes. That's sort of a lot! I made some before I put the coconut extract in so they were pretty much just vanilla and those were pretty good too. I also got these cute new papers from my mom for Christmas and I LOVE them.
I also used about a 1/3 recipe of the filling for these. I used a large round tip to inject the filling in the middle of each cupcake. I tried using my little tip that is made to inject cupcakes and the coconut couldn't come out so that was sort of a bust but the round tip worked great. I then frosted these with the cream cheese frosting in the recipe. It is SO good and make just enough to do all the cupcakes. The vanilla cupcakes I frosted in a chocolate buttercream.
These turned out great and were a lot less work than the layer cake, but with ALL of the flavor.