Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
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These sweet and tropical Triple Coconut Cupcakes are everything you love about coconut poke cake, wrapped into a flavor-packed homemade cupcake!

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LYLA THREW AWAY MY IPHONE. I’m sorry, but nothing but all capital letters would do for that one. And it’s not like she threw it away, I dug in the trash and found it. Instead, it’s currently crushed somewhere at the county trash.

How did this happen you ask? Well, it all started with me finally cleaning out the pantry. I have been meaning to do it, but I just kept closing the door and ignoring it. However, yesterday morning I was high on pain killers (had some oral surgery on Monday – pain pills are a must currently) and decided now would be a good time to tackle the pantry.

Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes piled high with whipped cream and shredded coconut

I started tossing everything expired, or things I bought that the girls decided they didn’t like, into the trash can. Ellie & Lyla were around my feet the entire time trying to “help”…ahh toddlers.

Jorge grabbed the trash bag for me and ran it out to the curb so we didn’t miss trash pick up. A few minutes later, I started looking for my phone. Couldn’t find it. Did ‘find my iPhone’ and the map showed it was in our house.

Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes piled high with whipped cream and shredded coconut

So I started searching. Then I hit refresh on ‘find my iphone’ and realized the phone was traveling down the street. Jorge – realizing what had happened — started chasing down the garbage truck…but it was too late. They had crushed it.

And of course, for the very first time, I did not buy the insurance. So I am currently plotting ways to get even with Miss Lyla in about 15 years. I figure, at 16 she will have a sincere attachment to her phone. Maybe I will let it go swimming. (Kidding. Kind of.)

Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes piled high with whipped cream and shredded coconut, with a bite missing.

So, as if this is a surprise, I really needed some cheering up after having my brand new phone crushed to death. And one of the few guaranteed ways to cheer me up? Baking…especially happy little cupcakes.

These Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes were an idea I have had for quite some time. I LOVE cream of coconut and I am alway trying to find new ways to use it besides guzzling it by the gallon in Piña Coladas.

Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes piled high with whipped cream and shredded coconut

The cupcake itself is a little messy, but it has so much flavor packed into it. The whipped cream frosting keeps the cupcake light overall and it is the perfect pairing with the coconut soaked cupcake underneath.

I shared these with some friends and they talked about them for days. Everyone was surprised by how moist they were and how much coconut flavor they had! These coconut cupcakes are best made and served the same day.

Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes piled high with whipped cream and shredded coconut
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Yield: 18 servings

Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes

These sweet and tropical Triple Coconut Cupcakes are everything you love about coconut poke cake, wrapped into a flavor-packed homemade cupcake!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (8.5 oz) can Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut

Frosting

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • toasted coconut, for topping

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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pan with liners.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, until well combined
  • With mixer on low slowly pour in milk, vegetable oil and vanilla. Add in flour mixture, beating until just combined.
  • Fill cupcake tins 3/4 full and bake for 16-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • While cupcakes are still warm, pierce the top of the cupcakes with a fork or straw many times. You want to create a bunch of holes for the cream of coconut to sink in.
  • Spoon the cream of coconut on top of the cupcakes letting it sink in. You might have to go over them a second time. Let cupcakes cool completely.

When ready to serve:

  • In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk heavy cream, powdered sugar, coconut extract and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  • Pipe or scoop whipped cream on top of the cooled cupcakes and finish off with toasted coconut. Serve immediately!

Notes

These cupcakes are messy and best made and served the same day, but SO worth it!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cupcake, Calories: 364kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 252mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g

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How would I use srf for this recipe and could I use coconut milk  in place of milk 

Oh my gosh, what a hilarious story! They were just trying to help! & these cupcakes look and sound amazing 🙂

Holy deliciousness! These look absolutely incredible. I’ll take a dozen. A baker’s dozen that is!

I’m sure your Triple coconut cupcakes taste fantastic and the frosting is simply gorgeous!

I hope these gorgeous cupcakes take away the sting of the phone loss…ugh! That is such bummer

Oh my gosh, I’m sorry to hear about your phone! At least you have a great story and your pantry is clean! Those coconut cupcakes look divine! 🙂

Oh my gosh, I would have panicked it that was my phone haha. Holy moly, but yay for getting the pantry worked on and for these cupcakes!! haha 😉 RIP iPhone. I’m jealous that you get to enjoy these cupcakes though!

Oh No!!! Your Phone! That does hurt. But you are so right about these cupcakes. I pinned them earlier and I am still drooling

No way, I totally attempted Pina Colada Poke Cupcakes a couple of weeks ago and they were the messiest disaster – how on earth do yours look so amazing? I love coconut so I would love them… but after my recent experience I don’t know if I can attempt poke cupcakes again… it was such a mess!!! I need tips from you 🙂

I felt the dread when you mentioned you phone had been thrown away and then complete horror knowing it had been crushed. No wonder you needed the absolutely delicious cupcakes. Thanks for sharing this recipe and I hope you get a new phone soon. Sammie.

These look so good and the flavor would be a hit in my house. Unfortunately, one of my girls would not be able to get past the “messy” factor. Do you think these could be made in individual ramekins? I could then serve with a fork and she wouldn’t have to get it on her hands. This same kid plays with gak and mud, but Heaven forbid she get food on a finger!
I feel your pain on the phone! My three year old grabbed my phone off the counter while she was taking a bath (it happened so fast I couldn’t react fast enough!) and took it under the water with her to see if she could hear the music like Ariel “under the sea”. Some days really do call for cupcakes!

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For the past 15 years, Jorge & Jessica have loved getting to share their families' favorite recipes with all of you. They live in Florida with their 3 kids.