Kirbie's Cravings

Kiwi coconut cupcakes

photo of one Kiwi coconut cupcake on a plate

I’m not a big fan of kiwi because of its tart and acidic aftertaste. But I love how pretty they look when they are sliced up. When I saw this recipe from Cheeky Kitchen for kiwi and coconut cupcakes, I really wanted to make them because they were so darn cute.

Cheeky Kitchen’s cupcakes were lined with slices of kiwi.  Since I’m not a huge kiwi fan, I decided to make the cupcakes without any kiwi, and just line the edges of the bottom of the cupcakes with kiwi. It was a bit hard to deal with the kiwi slices because you have to line the edges of cupcake/muffin pan with kiwi slices and then pour the batter in and the kiwi slices don’t always stay upright.

photo of kiwi cupcakes in a cupcake pan

However, the cupcakes came out beautifully.  Even better, they tasted great. I absolutely loved the cake batter. Though the cake batter has some coconut milk, I didn’t really taste it. It tasted like a creamy vanilla batter to me. I’m going to use this cake batter again for other cupcakes and cakes I make.

close-up photo of a kiwi cupcake

Since I modified the recipe a bit to suit my tastes, the modified recipe is below:

Kiwi Coconut Cupcakes

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Kiwi is so pretty sliced and make these cupcakes a pretty treat.


  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 4 kiwi's for edging


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, use an electric beater to cream butter, eggs and sugar. Add remaining ingredients. Beat just until combined.
  • Slice kiwis into thin slices. Take the slices and line them along the edge of cupcake/muffin pan.
  • Grease cupcake pan. Spoon batter into pan, about 2/3 full. If kiwi slices fall down, make sure to move them back to the edge of each cupcake ring. Bake for 18-21 minutes.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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Kiwi coconut cupcakes

6 comments on “Kiwi coconut cupcakes”

  1. I like the addition of kiwi around the cupcake 🙂

  2. The kiwi looks beautiful around the cupcakes…love the idea 🙂

  3. I think maybe next time I’ll use golden kiwis because I actually like eating those. I’m trying to think of other fruit that would look pretty along the edges of cupcakes

  4. I wish I could take credit for it!

  5. once again, very creative! i’d love to make those…they look gorgeous…

  6. These are probably one of my favorites in terms of design and looks. It’s definitely a keeper recipe for when I need something pretty looking to bring somewhere.

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