Day 123 – Oatmeal Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Pecan Frosting

1 Dec

It is chilly.  And, by chilly, I mean really, really, really cold here.  Oh sure, there are a couple nice days scattered around, but overall: COLD.  So, to get December started, I decided on a nice toasty, warm-me-up kinda cupcakes.  Oatmeal Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Pecan Frosting (recipe below from Princess in the Kitchen).  Also….tis the season, right?  So, all month long, enjoy my assortment of holiday decorations and ornaments!

Oatmeal-Cupcake     Mini-Oatmeal-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense and really sticky.  They taste a lot like lightly sweetened oatmeal. Not bad, just not very exciting.

Pecan-Frosting

Yum, yum, yum! I could just sit and eat this bowl of frosting.  It’s chunky and sticky. Very easy to plop onto the cupcakes.  The sweetness from the coconut with the brown sugar, together with all the texture and crunch…just yum!

Oatmeal-Cake-with-Frosting     Mini-Oatmeal-with-frosting

The frosting definitely brings out the best in the cupcake. The sweetness of the frosting balances really nicely with the simple oatmeal flavor of the cake. It’s almost like eating an oatmeal whoopie pie with coconut frosting. A little cookie, a little cake kinda thing.

Notes: I actually prefer the frosting-cupcake ratio in the mini. They aren’t quite as stable, but you get more frosting-to-cupcake, which is nice.

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 4.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 18.5

RECIPE

Oatmeal Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Pecan Frosting (recipe from Princess in the Kitchen)

Oatmeal Cupcakes
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
3/4 cup water, boiling
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/4 cup shortening

Toasted Coconut Pecan Frosting

3 tablespoons melted butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For directions visit Princess in the Kitchen.

*Tomorrow: Gingerbread Cupcakes*

One Response to “Day 123 – Oatmeal Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Pecan Frosting”

  1. everybodylovespretty December 1, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    Oh man these look soo good! I can’t wait t try them

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