{Recipes}: Mocha Coconut Cupcakes

I am so behind in life. So to make up for it here is an amazing delish cupcake recipe that I think is my new favorite! And they look just like a Starbucks Frappuccino!

Mocha Coconut Cupcakes from How Sweet It Is


  • 1 1/8 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, whisk egg and sugar until smooth. Add milk, butter and vanilla, and mix until combined. Sift dry ingredients together and add to wet mixture. Mix until batter is smooth, then stir in sour cream. Fold in chocolate chips and mix. Line a muffin tin with liners and add batter to each cup. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Let cool completely.

Coconut Frosting

  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 3 2/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, toasted

Cream butter in the bowl of an electric mixture until completely smooth and creamy. With the mixer on low speed, add in powdered sugar slowly. Gradually increase mixer speed and add vanilla, then beat for 2-3 minutes.  If frosting is too thick, add coconut milk 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached If it’s too thin, add powdered sugar gradually until it thickens. Fold in shredded coconut and mix until just combined. Frost cupcakes, then sprinkle toasted coconut on top.

Mocha Coconut Drizzle

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons coconut milk

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, then add in one teaspoon of coconut milk. Really mix to combine, as you want it to be glaze-like and easy to drizzle. If too thick, add a drop of coconut milk and stir again. If it accidentally gets too thin, just add a bit more powdered sugar and mix.

By the way check out How Sweet It Is in general! Her photos and recipes are awesome!!

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