Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Coconut Cupcakes

I have 3 opened bags of dessicated coconut in my cupboard, why? I have no idea! so we made coconut cupcakes and here is the recipe....

6 oz unsalted butter
7 1/2 oz sugar
3 eggs
8 oz cake flour (self raising)
1/2 tsp almond extract ( can use vanilla or coconut)
pinch of salt
1 cup buttermilk ( I used semi skimmed milk though!)
4 oz unsweetened dessicated coconut

Oven 325/150

Cream butter and sugar
add eggs one at a time and mix well
add almond extract
Sift flour and salt
Add 1/3 of the flour, mix, add 1/3 buttermilk, mix...carry on till all is mixed in.
Fold in dessicated coconut
I put the mixture on large muffin cases and baked for 30 mins

Once cooled I made up some runny icing and then added more coconut to the top.


Aubrey liked them

Connor not so much, he just kept poking at the coconut on the top !!


  1. Funny how you collect such things. Perhaps they breed. Either way, the cupcakes look delicious.

  2. Sounds yummy! I have the same problem with corn flour, and it's taking forever to use up.

  3. DO you think it would work without the coconut?
    Can't do coconut, but love a good yummy cupcake!