Italian Cream Cupcakes

READY IN: 1hr 55mins
Recipe by KandB

I just got my hands on this recipe from a friend. I haven't tried them yet, but supposed to be yummy.

Top Review by jayru

These are the best. I have made them many times, everyone thinks they're wonderful. I have made some other gourmet type cupcakes that were good, but these just are the best.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325F; line two 12 cup muffin pans with paper liners and coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl; set aside.
  3. cream sugar and butter in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment on medium speed until white and fluffy; about 5 minutes. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition; mix in syrup and vanilla until incorporated. Mix 1/2 the dry ingredients into butter mixture, followed by the buttermilk, then remaining dry ingredients; blend until just incorporated.
  4. Beat whites to stiff peaks in a bowl with a mixer on high speed; fold into batter with coconut and hazelnuts. Fille liners to the top with batter and bake until toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes. Cool cupcakes in pan for about 20 minutes, transfer to a rack, then when completely cool frost with icing.
  5. Icing:.
  6. Whip cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl with a mixer at medium speed until combined. Add syrup and cream, then beat in powdered sugar until creamy. Generously frost each cupcake.
  7. Garnish with shredded coconut and hazelnuts.

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