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Lemon Coconut Cupcakes Recipe

Cupcakes seem to make the day better. Add the fresh, uplifting taste of lemon and the tropical taste of coconut and you have a brighter day with these Lemon Coconut Cupcakes!

Lemon Coconut Cupcakes Recipe

This recipe is easy and it creates moist, delicious cupcakes with a subtle lemon and coconut taste.

Lemon Coconut Cupcakes Ingredients:


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Lemon Paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Lemon Coconut Cupcakes Directions

  • Cream the Sugar and Butter: In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs beating well after each egg addition. Stir in the lemon paste and vanilla
  • Combine Dry Ingredients: Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to dry mixture to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Beat just until combined.
  • Fold in coconut.
  • Fill the cupcake liners: Place cupcake liners in cupcake pan and fill three-fourths full. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18-22 minutes.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.


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