August 15, 2012

..Mounds Cupcakes


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Also known as the best cupcake I've ever made.

I don't know about you guys, I know it's sortof one of those love it or hate it things, but I LOVE coconut.  Almond Joys are my hands down favorite candy bar and let's not even get started on the Samoa girl scout cookie.  When a friend's birthday rolled around I wasn't quite sure what to make.  He really liked the icing from my pineapple coconut cupcakes, but said his favorite candy was just plain dark chocolate which lead me to this little brain child (although I'm sure it's been done before as all cupcakes have).   I made these in mini version as they are pretty high on the calorie scale and I knew I wouldn't be able to eat just one.

For the icing
1/2 stick butter
8 oz cream cheese (one package)
1 1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar

Beat butter and cream cheese together until well combined. Add vanilla and powdered suger (about 1 cup at a time) until well combined.  Then add your coconut in and mix.

For the cupcakes
1 box Devil's Food cake mix
4 eggs
2/3 cup veggie oil
1 chocolate instant pudding
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Bake on 350 degrees for about 17-20 mins.

Assembly
1.  Bake your cupcakes and let cool.
2.  Ice your cupcake with the coconut frosting and make sure the tops are pretty rounded.
3.  Melt dark chocolate chips on defrost setting in microwave until smooth then dip each cupcake in chocolate.
4.  Sprinkle coconut flakes on the top of each for fun and let set. They were really delicious after being in the refrigerator or a while.

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Here is what I did with the leftovers in case you were interested in trying regular size cupcakes.

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21 comments :

  1. I am a total coconut lover and these not only sound delicious but they look delicious too! Super creative and cute :) Such a bummer about those calories though... I just won't think about it ;)

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  2. WOW!! These look amazing :) My husband & I are huge coconut fans so I might have to make this for his bday, great job!

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  3. Oh my good word... I am drooling.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. These look like they came out great--I have to admit, I'm not a coconut fan, but I have a friend who would LOVE these. Can't wait to test them on her!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  5. they look really yummy:) not in the mood for cupcakes in this heat, but I am definitely going to try them this winter:)
    xx Kate

    http://style-department.blogspot.com

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  6. oh.my.gosh. my mouth is literally watering. i love mounds and i love cupcakes, so i know i would LOVE these! must try this recipe!!

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  7. I love those cupcakes and coconuts too - so this is right up my ally!! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  8. Oh my god. I am officially craving these cupcakes and must make them tonight - these look SO YUMMY!
    xx

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  9. oh my!! those look sooo good!! yummy!



    www.studentswife.com

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  10. I'm one of the few people I know who actually likes coconut (why all the hate?), so I'll have to make these some day when I have time.

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  11. these look amazing! would have loved to of had one of these on my birthday .. or 10! haha

    xxA

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  12. These look illegal. Bravo!

    Taylor
    The Wearist
    thewearist.blogspot.com

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  13. It looks delicious! :)
    http://mylifelamiavitamivida.blogspot.gr/

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  14. I will make these for office happy hour tommorow. I've been trying to boost staff morale.
    kt-notfortheweak.blogspot.com

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  15. Those look AMAZING! My birthday is coming up, just saying... :)

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