Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins

Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes - a vanilla cupcake, filled with sweet cream of coconut, topped with coconut whipped cream and toasted coconut!Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes - a vanilla cupcake, filled with sweet cream of coconut, topped with coconut whipped cream and toasted coconut!

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 - a vanilla cupcake, filled with sweet cream of coconut, topped with coconut whipped cream and toasted 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.

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 - a vanilla cupcake, filled with sweet cream of coconut, topped with coconut whipped cream and toasted coconut!Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes - a vanilla cupcake, filled with sweet cream of coconut, topped with coconut whipped cream and toasted coconut!

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.

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 cupcakes are best made and served the same day.

Yield: 18 servings

Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes

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

recipe note: these cupcakes are messy and best made and served the same day, but SO worth it!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (8.5 oz) can Coco Lopez Real Cream of Coconut
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • toasted coconut, for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. 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
  4. With mixer on low slowly pour in milk, vegetable oil and vanilla. Add in flour mixture, beating until just combined.
  5. Fill cupcake tins 3/4 full and bake for 16-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. When ready to serve:
  9. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk heavy cream, powdered sugar, coconut extract and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  10. Pipe or scoop whipped cream on top of the cooled cupcakes and finish off with toasted coconut. Serve immediately!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 252mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g

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Other Coconut recipes you might like:

Boozy Piña Colada No-Bake Pie
Pineapple Coconut Bundt Cake
Twinkie, Pineapple & Coconut No-Bake Cake
Coconut Sheet Cake

Triple Coconut Poke Cupcakes - a vanilla cupcake, filled with sweet cream of coconut, topped with coconut whipped cream and toasted coconut!

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14 Responses
    1. Jessica

      What is srf? And you should be able to use coconut milk in place of the milk in the cupcake batter without an issue. 

  1. Megan - The Emotional Baker

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

  2. Maryanne @ the little epicurean

    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! 🙂

  3. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    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!

  4. Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen

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

  5. Yvonne [Tried and Tasty]

    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 🙂

  6. Sammie

    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.

  7. Bryn

    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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