Day 205 – Coconut Lovers Cupcakes

21 Feb

Coconut Lovers Cupcakes (recipe below from the baking cup).  I mean.  How can I resist?  It’s all coconut.  Now, I will say, I wasn’t always a big fan of coconut.  Or a fan at all.  But at some point in my 20’s, it just started working for me.  Let’s see if it works for you…

The cupcakes are moist, but not wet, and densely squishy.  A little mix between angel food and sponge cakes.  They have a simple, sweet coconut flavor.  The little bits of coconut are a nice way to break up the texture.

Coconut-frosting

The frosting tastes and feels like a regular buttercream.  I get the vanilla flavor a lot stronger than the coconut milk, which is kind of a shame.  Next time I might add more coconut milk and less vanilla, just to see if it brings out the flavor a little more.

Coconut-Lovers     Mini-Coconut-Lovers

The coconut flavor is more apparent when you put them together.  It’s a sweet cupcake.  Not aggressively so, but pretty sweet.  Nice coconut flavor.  This is a classic cupcake.  Not a lot of frills, but a simple, yummy cupcake.

Note: The mini are tiny and adorable and extremely accurate to the full-sized flavor.

Coconut-Lover-top     Mini-Coconut-Lovers-top

Scoring Sheet:

Cupcake Taste: 4

Frosting Taste: 3.5

Overall Taste: 4

Appearance: 4

Ease of Making: 4.5

TOTAL: 20

RECIPE

Coconut Lovers Cupcakes (recipe from the baking cup)

Cupcakes:

  • 2 and 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 and 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 5 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cups light unsweetened coconut milk, room temperature
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes, packed

Frosting:

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature but still cold to the touch
  • 2 and 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk, room temperature
  • 1 and 1/4 cups sweetened coconut flakes for garnish {optional but highly recommended}

For directions visit the baking cup.

*Tomorrow: Cinnamon-filled Spiced Cupcakes*

4 Responses to “Day 205 – Coconut Lovers Cupcakes”

  1. Carolina - the baking cup February 21, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    Thanks for the feature! I’m glad you liked them

  2. sweetbitesbybrandi February 21, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    I love coconut! Can’t wait to try these.

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