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strawberry coconut cupcakes in a glass dish with a strawberry on top

Strawberry Coconut Cupcakes

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Strawberry Coconut Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day, or any day in between. They're filled with real strawberry goodness!




  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 box (16.25 oz) vanilla cake mix, dry
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding, dry
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded coconut


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. whipping cream (can use whole milk if desired)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. pink gel food coloring (ad)
  • strawberries cut in half for garnish



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat eggs and milk together in a mixer. 
  3. Add dry cake mix and dry vanilla pudding. Blend for 1 minute.
  4. Add melted butter, blend 1 minute.
  5. Stir in strawberries and coconut until blended.
  6. Scoop batter into lined muffin tins. (ad)
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 17 minutes and allow to cool completely before icing.


  1. Blend powdered sugar with softened butter in a mixer for 2 minutes on medium.
  2. Add cream and vanilla.  Blend until smooth.
  3. Add pink gel food coloring (ad) and blend well.
  4. Place into a piping bag with choice of tip (ad).
  5. Frost cupcakes in a swirl (starting on bottom and going around and up in a clockwise motion).
  6. Garnish each cupcake with a strawberry that has been cut in half.


Add more food coloring to icing to achieve the color you like.

Refrigerate cupcakes until ready to serve. 

  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cupcakes, strawberry, coconut, cake mix, baking, desserts, valentine's day, birthdays