Coconut Angel Food Cupcakes
Light and airy coconut angel food cupcakes are topped with a coconut whipped cream frosting to make these delightful cupcakes!!
The summer is flying by way too fast and I can barely keep up with all the activities, family gatherings and baby preparation. I realized the other day that it’s been a while since I shared some cupcakes with you guys. Sometimes things like Mango Margaritas and birthday cake martini take over and we just go with the flow 🙂
I actually made these cupcakes for a July 4th party a few weeks ago. I wanted something light and easy to bring to the outdoor picnic and cupcakes sounded perfect. After the coconut extravaganza of a virtual baby shower, I was inspired by both Marcie and Amanda who made coconut angel food cake recipes so I decided to make create angel food cupcakes with coconut, of course!
To make it easier for the non-coconut addicts out there, I didn’t tinker much with my classic angel food cake recipe. I used coconut extract to infuse the flavor which you can obviously leave out and replace with vanilla extract. However, I topped the cupcakes with a coconut whipped cream frosting. Again, I made this with heavy whipping cream instead of coconut cream as I usually do to make sure the coconut flavor isn’t overpowering.
In the end, these coconut angel food cupcakes have a hint of coconut in the cake and frosting and are extremely light, airy and perfect for the summer!! They were a hit at our party and I am sure will be for any gatherings you are having too.
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