Coconut Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes in Jars
There's not much in life that's better than a cupcake, unless it's a cupcake in a jar! You can play around with flavors and toppings, but these Coconut Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes in Jars are the perfect way to start.
Servings: 6 cupcake jars
- 1½ C all-purpose flour
- ½ T baking powder
- ¼ t salt
- ½ C 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 C sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 t Toasted Coconut Treatology or coconut extract
- 3/4 C whole milk
- 1 1/2 C 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- 6 1/2 C powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 t vanilla
- 3/4 C cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 T milk
- 3 C shredded coconut
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray cupcake tin with oil.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt together.
In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
Add eggs in one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Mix in Toasted Coconut Treatology or coconut extract.
With mixer on low speed, beat dry ingredients into wet ingredients in 3 additions, alternating with the milk. Mix in each addition until just incorporated.
Fill cavities of cupcake tin about ¾ of the way full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes, until edges are golden and tester comes out clean.
Cool cupcakes in tins for a few minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.
In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat the butter until creamy.
Slowly blend in the powdered sugar, cup by cup until well-combined.
Add cocoa powder to mixer and beat until well combined.
Mix in vanilla and milk. If your buttercream is too thick, add another teaspoon milk at a time.
Trim top off two cupcakes, so smooth on top. Place one cupcake right-side-up in pint-sized mason car.
Spoon a layer of chocolate buttercream over cupcake and sprinkle shredded coconut over frosting.
Place second cupcake upside-down on top of coconut.
Layer more chocolate buttercream on top, followed by more shredded coconut.
Top with sprinkles.