Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Chocolate-Coconut-Cupcakes

Chocolate Coconut CupcakesIngredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  3. Melt the shortening over low heat. (Once melted, turn the heat off, but leave on stove so it doesn’t solidify.).
  4. In a separate bowl mix together coconut milk, sugar, vanilla and coconut extract. Stir in the melted shortening.
  5. Add the flour mixture in batches. Mix until smooth.
  6. Fold in the coconut.
  7. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.

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