Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cuckoo for Coconut

Lately I have been a little "cuckoo" about cupcakes and have thoughts of one day opening up a cupcake bakery (when the kids are all in school and I actually have something called time). So I figured it was never to early to start testing recipes that I might want to use. First up to bat is the coconut cupcake. I have been seeing these guys on a couple of different blogs, and they just looked so yummy. They also reminded me of little snowball (and living in Green Bay, we know what snow looks like), and with the weather already getting cooler here, I thought they were appropriate. So here is the recipe I used (should you like to try these at home) and how they came out.

Bake at 350 for 10-20 minutes depending on size of cupcake (I made mini and regular)

8 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
1 3/4 c sugar
1 cup cream of coconut

2 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup milk
* Cream the butter, sugar and cream of coconut until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs (one at a time) and mix until Incorporated. Add in flour mixture and milk, alternating ingredients and ending with milk.
* Put into muffin liners or greased muffin tins and bake until golden brown.

I topped mine with some cream cheese frosting that I whipped up and then loaded on the coconut. You could toast the coconut if you wished, but I wanted the snowball look. I believe I achieved it. What do you think?


1 comment:

  1. Yummy is right! Even though somehow the magical baking gene skipped me entirely, I loved reading your post and looking at the pics. Can't wait to see what else you whip up!!