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Coconut Cream Unicorn Cupcakes

Coconut Cream Unicorn Cupcakes


What’s more exciting than Coconut Cream Unicorn Cupcakes? These are made with store bought mixes and are covered in this unicorn buttercream. 



For the cupcakes

  • White cake mix
  • 1 small box instant Jello Coconut Cream Pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 3 egg whites

For the buttercream:

  • 2 sticks of butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • 3 TBS milk (you may or may not need this depending upon the consistency and what you are using the frosting for)


For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. With a stand mixer or hand mixer, mix all of the ingredients for 3 minutes on medium speed.
  3. Pour cake mix into cupcake lined muffin tin.
  4. Bake as directed on the cake mix box.

For the buttercream:

  1. In a stand mixture or using a hand mixture, beat butter on medium for at least 5 minutes until it is light a fluffy.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Slowly add sugar, 1/4 cup at a time.
  4. Beat on medium medium high speed for 5 minutes.
  5. If you need a thinner frosting add a TBS of milk at a time.

To make rainbow unicorn colors:

  1. Place 1/3 of the prepared buttercream into three separate bowls.
  2. Add desired food colorings and mix.
  3. On a piece of plastic wrap, lay each color of the buttercream in a long row side-by-side touching.
  4. Roll up buttercream in plastic wrap.
  5. Cut off one end of the plastic wrap and place the entire tube into a tipped pastry bag.
  6. Frost as usual and the buttercream will come out in colorful swirls.