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Coconut Orange Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

2 dozen

From Sparta, Wisconsin, Donna Justin's tried-and-true recipe features the delicate tastes of orange, white chocolate and coconut in an easy dessert worthy of company. "It yields 2 dozen delicious cup cakes with a pretty topping," she notes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, eggs and orange juice until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into orange juice mixture just until moistened. Fold in oranges and chips.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over cupcakes. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 238 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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