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Coconut Pecan Cupcakes

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Coconut Pecan Cupcakes
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24
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You'll go nuts over these luscious dessert cupcakes made with Betty Crocker® cake mix, topped with creamy coconut custard and crunchy pecans!
Updated Sep 4, 2013

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Steps

  • 1
    In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Stir in whipping cream with whisk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in butter until melted. Stir in coconut, sour cream and vanilla. Place plastic wrap directly on surface of custard; refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, beat cake mix, coconut milk, water and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in finely chopped pecans. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3
    Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Spread coconut custard over cupcakes; sprinkle with coarsely chopped pecans. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition

270 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 26g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Total Fat
17g
0%
Saturated Fat
9g
0%
Sodium
200mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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