Mini Cupcake Recipe

Mini Macaroon Cakes

These mini cupcakes have the texture of a macaroon. Pipe the frosting for an extra special touch!

45 min.prep time 1:20total time
48 mini cupcakes
000 Ratings

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Frosting

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
4 ounces white chocolate, melted, cooled slightly
3 cups powdered sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
White edible glitter or sparkling decorator sugar

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Place mini paper baking cups into 48 mini muffin pan cups; set aside.

Combine sugar, 3/4 cup butter and cream cheese in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add 1/4 cup half & half, eggs and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Stir in flour and 1 cup coconut.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan cups. Bake 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and edges are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes in pan; remove to cooling rack.

Combine 1/3 cup butter and white chocolate in bowl; beat until well mixed. Add powdered sugar and enough half & half for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cupcakes. Immediately sprinkle with coconut and edible glitter.

Recipe Tip

- These can be baked in two batches, using 24 mini muffin pan cups each time.

- Frosting can also be piped by placing in a pastry bag fitted with a tip or into resealable plastic food bag. Snip off small corner of bag.

- When making homemade frosting, be sure butter is softened so it will blend with other ingredients to make a creamy frosting.

Nutrition Facts (1 mini cupcake)

Calories: 150

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 55mg

Carbohydrates: 21g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #15023©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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