Coconut Cupcakes

Coconut Cupcakes
A Sprinkle of This and That recipe

Ingredients to make 18-24 coconut cupcakes:

1 box of yellow cake mix

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes

3 eggs

1 tsp coconut extract

Ingredients to make coconut frosting:

1/2 cup butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp coconut extract

5-6 Tbsp milk

Toppings for coconut cupcakes:

1 cup toasted coconut (place sweetened coconut flakes into 1 layer of cookie sheet, bake at 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes until lightly browned)

handful of macadamia nuts

pineapple chunks

In a large gowl, beat together cake mix, oil and water.  Add eggs.  Beat well.  Then add coconut and extract to blend.  Place batter into paper cupcake lined muffin pan.  Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely.

Mix together ingredients for coconut frosting.  Frost cooled cupcakes.  Place toppings on the frosted cupcakes.