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Delicious Coconut Filling for Cupcakes
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Delicious Coconut Filling for Cupcakes

If you are a fan of coconut, you will love this delicious coconut filling for cupcakes. It is a wonderful addition to your favorite cupcake recipe. It is sure to be a hit at your next summer BBQ or dinner party.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Delicious Coconut Filling for Cupcakes
Servings: 24
Author: cakedecorist.com


  • Heavy-bottom pot
  • Your favorite cupcakes (vanilla or chocolate recommended)
  • Your favorite frosting (cream cheese or buttercream recommended)
  • Cupcake corer or butter knife



  • Heat Cream, Sugar, and Butter - In a heavy-bottom pot, heat the heavy whipping cream, sugar, and butter. Heat until the sugar is completely melted and the mixture is well combined.
  • Combine Cornstarch, Vanilla, and Water - In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, vanilla, and one tablespoon of water.
  • Combine the Cornstarch Mixture With the Cream Mixture - Pour the cornstarch mixture into the heavy cream mixture. Whisk to combine and bring the ingredients to a boil in the heavy-bottom pan. Continue cooking for about one minute, until the mixture becomes thick.
  • Remove From Heat and Add the Coconut - Remove the heavy-bottom pan from the heat and stir in the sweetened, shredded coconut. Allow the mixture to completely cool.
  • Fill Cupcakes - Using a cupcake corer or butter knife, carve a shallow hole into each cupcake. Using a spoon, fill the cupcakes with coconut filling. Top the cupcake with your favorite frosting and serve.


Store this coconut filling in the fridge in an airtight container for three to five days. Cupcakes filled with coconut filling should also be kept in the fridge in an airtight container as well. This will help ensure freshness and keep the coconut cream good for as long as possible.
This coconut cream filling tastes great with vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. However, you can try it with different flavors such as carrot cake, caramel, and coconut cake. It also tastes amazing when paired with brownies as well.
For frosting, this filling tastes amazing when paired with cream cheese frosting or vanilla buttercream. However, you can also try it with chocolate buttercream, caramel buttercream, seven-minute frosting, or whipped cream frosting.
In addition to using this as a filling for cupcakes, you can also use it as a filling for cakes. Spread about one cup of filling between each layer of cake for a truly delicious cake.
For best results, be certain to wait until the cupcakes are fully cooled and the filling is completely cool. This will ensure the cupcake corer or butter knife will make a clean cut and the filling won't melt when you put it in. It will also make it much easier to work with once the cupcakes and filling are completely cool.
When serving cupcakes with this filling, it is best to keep them out of direct sunlight and heat. This will help prevent the filling from melting and making a mess. It is best to keep the cupcakes in a cool, dry area out of sunlight when serving to keep them at their best.
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