Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

The Barefoot Contessa cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. With the mixer running on low, add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In three parts, alternately add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk to the batter, beginning and ending with the dry. Mix until just combined. Fold in 7 ounces of coconut.
  4. Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Fill each cup to the top with batter. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until the tops are brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove to a baking rack and cool completely. Frost with cream cheese icing and sprinkle with the remaining coconut.
  5. For the cream cheese icing.In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, blend together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla and almond extracts. Add the confectioners' sugar and mix until smooth.


Most Helpful

Very nice cupcakes that were well worth the 5 stars. Made these last night as a dessert after a long day at the beach. Made thesewithout any adjustments, made for a perfect dessert. Wonderful, texture was nice, and very flavorful. Made for PRMR tag.

weekend cooker August 06, 2012

These were made for my other half to share at one of the weekly meetings he attends, & except for a couple of die-hards who don't care for coconut, these great tasting cup cakes were well received & gone in no time! I'll be keeping this recipe around! Thanks for sharing it! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike February 15, 2012

These are so good and always receive rave reviews. I've made them for a dessert party as well as a BBQ dessert and everyone loved them. They don't keep well...tend to dry out after a few days...but you usually won't have an opportunity for leftovers. These make huge, very rich cupcakes and are well worth the effort.

Epi Curious June 07, 2008

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