Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Recipe: Coconut Cupackes

Hi guys!
With the coconut cupcake from my previous post as inspiration, I decided to bake my own. I'd never made them before so as I do when baking something new, I went searching on the internet and combined a few recipes I found. I haven't mentioned it below but I added some buttermilk to the batter for a creamy taste. Also, the recipes I found generally said they made 12 but I managed to get 17; and that was with muffin cases as my cupcakes cases ran out! I must admit the buttercream icing is very sweet, but the cupcakes are delish.
 Ingredients:
6oz caster sugar
6oz butter
6oz self-raising flour
2 eggs
1oz dessicated coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder

For the buttercream icing:
4oz butter
8oz icing sugar
few drops of vanilla extract
dessicated coconut to decorate

Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/Gas Mark 4. Line a cupcake tin with paper cupcake cases.
  2. Cream the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time and mix until fully combined.
  4. Fold in the flour, baking powder and vanilla extract into a smooth consistency.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 20 minutes, until well risen and golden brown.
  6. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  7. Mix the butter and icing sugar then add a few drops of vanilla extract. Pipe the icing onto the cakes (or use a spatula) and sprinkle with some more dessicated coconut.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and let me know if you give it a try. Also, if there are any you think I should try or you would like to see, please leave a comment below xo
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4 comments

  1. these look so amazing - i've never been great at baking but just might have to give these a try!

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  2. OMG i would love to taste this!!!
    How about followin eachother?


    xoxox

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  3. Yum YUM! Who doesn't love a good cupcake. Good on you.

    <3 Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

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