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

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6 comments on “Kiwi coconut cupcakes”

  1. 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.

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

  3. I wish I could take credit for it!

  4. 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

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

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