I am all about having a sweet treat for special celebrations like brunch, Easter or Mother’s Day. I knew these Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut and Blueberry Frosting would be a showstopper for #BrunchWeek day 4! I love the two-toned look of the frosting, and purple is such a fun color for cupcakes!
When it comes to Spring, one of my favorite things to do is go blueberry picking. We pick by the buckets, enjoy activities on the farms, and eat blueberries by the handful. I often save and freeze half of our haul to have for smoothies and baking throughout the year. The rest get gobbled up, more often than not, by my 4 year old, who could eat her weight in blueberries if I let her.
I wanted to make a unique and beautiful cupcake to celebrate our first blueberry farm trip of the season. These coconut cupcakes are moist and fluffy, with just the right hint of coconut. I also used coconut in the first frosting and shredded coconut as a garnish on the coconut frosting. These cupcakes are a coconut-lovers dream.
The blueberry frosting is quite possibly my favorite part. The frosting is flavored with blueberry syrup made from fresh blueberries. I could eat this stuff by the spoonful. I have, in fact, done so – no shame – it’s that good!
While I love my bestie, I’m kind of glad she wasn’t here when I made these. She would have run off with the mixing bowl and not come back with it. She likes to sneak tastes when I make cakes and cupcakes, and has been known to kidnap my mixing bowl on more than one occasion. I can’t blame her, though, this frosting is seriously good!
The frosting took on a beautiful shade of purple. Feel free to add food coloring if you want to bump up the color factor, but I like it as is. I also used a matching purple cupcake liner. We’re going with a theme here. The white and purple just looks so good together. If you make these for a party or celebration, everyone will ooh and ahh over how pretty they look.
Do you go blueberry picking? What is your favorite baked good or recipe to make with fresh blueberries? I hope you try this recipe and Happy Brunching! Don’t forget to enter the #BrunchWeek giveaway!
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