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Pumpkin Coconut Cupcakes

Pumpkin and coconut go really well together! I hope you enjoy this wonderful fall recipe.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin coconut cupcake recipe, pumpkin coconut cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 cupcakes
Calories 491 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 oz butter, softened or 3/4 cup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup pumpkin cooked or canned
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 lb cream cheese softened
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flaked coconut for garnish


To prepare the cupcakes:

  1. Line 15-18 muffin tins with paper liners.  Set aside.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter on low speed until smooth. Add brown sugar and sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to batter beginning and ending with flour. Add pumpkin and coconut. Mix just until well incorporated.

  3. Divide evenly into paper liners. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the top is lightly springy to the touch. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

To prepare the icing:

  1. Cream butter and cream cheese together.  Add confectioners sugar and vanilla.  Beat until smooth and creamy.  Garnish tops with flaked coconut.

  2. Recipe can be made into a 9 x 13 cake or divided into two 8-inch round pans.  Grease and flour before pouring batter into the pans.  Bake 9 x 13 for 30 - 35 minutes.  Bake 8-inch rounds for 25-30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Coconut Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 491 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 19g95%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 303mg13%
Potassium 236mg7%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1337IU27%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.