Another request for this week, coconut cupcakes with toasted coconut cream cheese frosting. This is a recipe I borrowed from Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa herself. It has always worked out well, with moist flavorful cupcakes. The only beef I have with Ina’s recipes is that she always calls for extra large eggs. Who writes recipes with extra large eggs? It is an unwritten rule that the term “eggs” in recipes refers to large eggs. Perhaps it is to keep others from stealing her recipes?
If you try making this recipe yourself, be aware that it makes twice as much frosting as you could ever use on these cupcakes. The frosting is delicious though, so I’m sure you can find a use for the remainder.