Coconut Orange Cupcakes Recipe
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Coconut Orange Cupcakes Recipe

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From Sparta, Wisconsin, Donna Justin's tried-and-true recipe features the delicate tastes of orange, white chocolate and coconut in an easy dessert worthy of company. "It yields 2 dozen delicious cup cakes with a pretty topping," she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 238 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, eggs and orange juice until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into orange juice mixture just until moistened. Fold in oranges and chips.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over cupcakes. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Orange Cupcakes in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p43

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melen001 225899
Reviewed May. 5, 2015 Edited Jun. 4, 2015

"These cupcakes are EXCEPTIONALLY MOUTH WATERING GOOD!!! As soon as I pulled them from the oven I was so eager to taste one that I put a few in the frig so as to cool them fast and was I surprised. The flavor is GREAT. I would suggest that you eat them cold for they taste much better when they are cold. I started a new batch doubling the recipe and added some orange rind (3 table spoons) and the orange flavor is a tad more intense. In all I made 36 DELICIOUS cupcakes and they all disappeared the same day, I ate most of them, Ha....."

angelmaryel2 50211
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"Good and taste. Make weeken"

hunkydoriest 80581
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2013

"Very nice flavor...came out more like a muffin than a cupcake."

McNut 23519
Reviewed May. 8, 2013

"Everyone's asking for more."

ReneeC___NCalif 51770
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"I'd try these, but whenever I make cake or cupcakes from scratch they turn out SO heavy.  Maybe I'll utilize the frosting for something else tho.


curlysue024 21760
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"These cupcakes were delicious! However, the preparation took me longer than what is listed on the recipe. I also had to make extra topping. What the recipe calls for wasn't enough...maybe I just like coconut too much!"

RxQueen 56489
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"made these 3 times because they were high in demand!!! extremely delicious!!!"

NevadaRose 45740
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"Nice tasting cupcakes - cake texture with crunchy topping"

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