Guava Filled Coconut



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Coconut Cupcakes 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour 1 cup granular sugar 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup buttermilk ¼ cup vegetable oil ½ tablespoon coconut flavor ½ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup warm water ½ brick guava paste; cut into 12 pieces Buttercream / Topping 1 stick unsalted butter 8 ounces cream cheese 3-4 cups powdered sugar 1 tablespoon meringue powder ¼ cup cornstarch 1 tablespoon coconut flavor


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Step 1

Make the Coconut Cupcakes.   Whisk dry ingredients, add wet ingredients (water last) and incorporate.  Pour equally in cupcake tins. Bake at 350° F for 15 minutes. 

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Step 2

Press a chunk of guava paste into the cupcake. Return to the oven to bake another 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from oven when fully baked and cool to room temperature.

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Step 3

Make the Coconut Buttercream Whip the butter and cream cheese together. Add the coconut extract, powdered sugar, meringue powder, and corn starch, beat. 

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Step 4

Decorate the Cupcakes Pipe a circle around the perimeter of the cupcake. Dip that in coconut.  Pipe a swirl on top of the cupcake.  I used a Wilton 4B piping tip.

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Tender Cupcakes, Fruity Filling,  Fresh Buttercream!

enjoy entirely!

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