Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes

These Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes are moist, fluffy and full of flavor! With plenty of blueberries spread throughout, you get a wonderful combination of coconut and blueberry in every bite!

Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes

Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes on a napkin and a cake stand

Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes

So you may or may not have noticed my little mess up on Wednesday. I talked about Memorial Day (I’ve changed it now), but it hasn’t actually happened yet. Strange, right?

Well, truth is, that was written ahead of time. I am in South Africa (finally!) and scheduled several posts to go up while I’m away. I’d scheduled that post to run after Memorial Day, but then changed it and completely forgot. The sentiment is the same though. We’ll be with family Monday and I know it’ll be fun. 🙂

Today though, we are going on a safari! Cross your fingers for us that we see lots of animals! We went on our first one last night and saw 4 of the big 5! It was pretty awesome.

We also have an experience set up tomorrow to play with lion cubs and a cheetah! I cannot wait!

Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes with a bite out of one
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I’ll tell you all about it when I get back, but for now let’s talk cupcakes. These cupcakes are delicious! Coconut is one of the flavors that I only realized I loved so much within the last year or so. Blueberries are kind of the same situation. I’m glad I finally realized one day how wonderful they are – and combined them! Yum!

Why These Are The Best Cupcakes

The coconut cupcake is so moist and has a great lightness to it. It’s a slight variation of my vanilla cupcake, to which I also added plenty of blueberries. The batter is thick enough that the blueberries don’t all sink to the bottom, which is nice.

One of the things I love about the cupcake batter is it’s all added to one bowl and mixed together. Nothing too complicated. That’s how life should be.

They are topped with coconut buttercream icing, some toasted coconut and a blueberry. It makes them so cute and festive, don’t you think?

Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes on a cake stand
Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes on a cake stand

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Recipe

Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes are moist, fluffy and full of flavor! With plenty of blueberries spread throughout, you get a wonderful combination of coconut and blueberry in every bite!


Scale

Ingredients

CUPCAKES

  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

ICING

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • 23 tbsp water or cream

Instructions

CUPCAKES

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
3. Add butter, egg whites, coconut extract, sour cream and milk and mix on medium speed just until smooth. Do not over mix.
4. Stir in blueberries.
5. Fill cupcake liners a little more than half way.
6. Bake 18-20 minutes.
7. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes, then remove to cooling rack to finish cooling.

ICING

1. Combine butter and shortening and mix until smooth.
2. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
3. Add coconut extract and 1-2 tbsp of water or cream and mix until smooth.
4. Add remaining powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
5. Add a little more water or cream until desired consistency is reached.
6. Top cupcakes with icing.

Notes

You may notice little bits of butter in the batter, but that’s ok. They will melt into the cupcake as they bake.

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16 Comments
  1. MAily

    Well, i baked these today and did love the actual cupcake part but was not too crazy about the icing. Something seemed off with it ):

    I will deff be making again with different kind of icing. Oh I ended up having two batched of 12 cupcakes so had to make another batch of icing lol

  2. Tina H.

    I have loved trying your recipes and have loved so many cakes/cup cakes… but these Coconut Blueberry seems to stay at #1 with my hubby and friends! I hate to not try the others… so I try a new one then have to make these for hubby then a new one! Praying you and your new twins are healthy and happy!

  3. Patricia

    I like your cupcakes as well. Very soft, very moist. Perfect. However I always adjust sugar in your recipes as it is far to much –   And I have a sweet  tooth and I bake a lot.  My friends bake from your recipes as well and they adjust sugar too. Maybe it is the taste, no idea. Just a thought. 

  4. Naddy

    Hi. I’ve been reading all your entries. Its all awesome recipe. I’ve try few of it , and turned out to be delicious, soft and melts in the mouth. I just love your blog. I would love to see you blog about fruit cake recipe . Love from Malaysia .

  5. SALLY @ CUPCAKE STOCK

    Blueberries and cupcakes just go hand in hand. These look so delicious and I will surely have to bake a batch this afternoon for my guests tomorrow. Afternoon tea with Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes – what more could you want?

    Thanks for your excellent blog and sharing these recipes.

  6. Jess @ Sweetest Menu

    Wow these cupcakes are gorgeous! I love blueberries. I could just imagine whipping these out at a baby shower – beautiful!

  7. Katelyn @munchie pie

    These cupcakes look amazing! I understand your new liking to coconut story, I never realized how much I liked lemon until recently too, all this time I have been missing out! 🙂

  8. Michelle @ My California Kitchen

    Love this blueberry coconut combo!! Looks delicious! I am so jealous of your South African safari! My husband and I did one a couple of years ago in Tanzania and it was so amazing! Hope you get to see the big 5 today! 🙂

  9. Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules

    Wow I hope you’re having an amazing time! I can’t wait to read all about it. Hopefully you see lots of wildlife 🙂 These cupcakes look amazing like always!!

  10. June @ How to Philosophize with Cake

    Wow, South Africa! That is awesome. Please tell us if you see any giraffes. I love giraffes, they are probably the best animal ever 😛

    These cupcakes look delicious!

  11. Mir

    I’ve always wanted to go on safari! You will have to write about it in great detail. I mean, I am exciting by your perfect cupcakes, as usual. But I definitely want to hear about your trip!

Lindsay
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I'm a wife and mom to twin boys, a baby girl and a sweet black lab with a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the sugar!

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