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Chocolate Coconut Rum Cupcakes

Anyway, these cupcakes are the bomb. The really are the perfect cupcake for New Year's Eve!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 346kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest


  • For the Cupcakes
  • 1 cup coconut flavored rum I used Malibu
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup greek yogurt
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 4 1/2 cups – 4 powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line 2 standard cupcake pans with 24 liners.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, simmer coconut rum and butter.
  • Slowly whisk cocoa powder into saucepan until mixture is creamy.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, whisk sugar, flour, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat eggs and greek yogurt with an electric mixer. Slowly add coconut rum and cocoa mixture. Combine on low speed.
  • Slowly add flour and sugar mixture, combining on low speed until completely incorporated.
  • Fill baking cups three-fourths full. Bake for about 22 minutes. Cool.
  • To make the frosting cream butter until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with rum and vanilla, until desired consistency is reached. Feel free to add more or less sugar or liquid based on how thick you want your frosting.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.9mg