White Chocolate Coconut Pecan Cupcakes

June 27, 2019

We all need a sweet treat! Okay, maybe four or five! You know we could celebrate life's little victories more! I made it through the week and I haven't killed anyone yet! I deserve a cupcake! But not just any cupcake! A White Chocolate Coconut Pecan Cupcake! Being a Georgia girl I LOVE pecans. Yes, I say PEE-CANS! We have 5 pecan trees in our yard and are hoping that the hurricanes and squirrels will be kind to us this year and not knock our pecans out of the trees before they are ready like they have the past 2 years. Sorry, I kinda went off on another subject there! Back to cupcakes! The mix of pecans, coconut, and white chocolate make this a decadent treat! I used vanilla frosting on these but would also be amazing with cream cheese! These would be perfect for a family gathering. The recipe can also be used as a sheet cake or layered cake.


  • 1/4 lb. of White Chocolate
  • 1 cup of Butter
  • 2 cups of Sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 and 1/2 cups of Flour
  • 3/4 of a teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1 cup of Buttermilk
  • 1 cup of Coconut
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla
  • 1 cup of Pecans (crushed)
  • 1 tube of Vanilla Frosting or Cream Cheese Frosting

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease the cupcake pan.
In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add in eggs one at a time, mixing well with each egg.

Melt the white chocolate in your microwave. It's best to melt with short 15 to 20-second intervals in the microwave, stirring between cycles being careful not to burn it. Add melted chocolate to above mixture SLOWLY so that you do not cook the eggs.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
Add the flour mixture slowly to the wet ingredients, alternating with buttermilk, and mixing continuously.
Once well blended, add in coconut, vanilla, and pecans. Mix very well to incorporate and distribute ingredients throughout the batter.

Pour batter into cupcake tins and bake for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let the cupcakes cool completely and frost each cupcake. You are easy to enjoy and MAYBE even share!

I hope you all enjoy these and make them really soon! Click HERE to get your printable copy. Come back soon for more of our Southern favorites! 

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