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Weekly Winner #44

29 Jun

This was another variety-filled week!  Rounding out a variety-filled month.  It was also a really fun week.

Banana Cupcakes

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Ice Cream Cupcakes

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Cherry Coke Cupcakes

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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

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Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Cupcakes

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Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

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Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

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And, with 20 points, the winner is…

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The Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes from Baker by Nature.  Check out that tasty day here.  And, check back tomorrow to see how it does in the Monthly Competition against these cupcakes:

Cannoli Cupcakes

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Cracker Jack Cupcakes

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Caramel Macchiato Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

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Day 333 – Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

29 Jun

I was definitely feeling a lack of chocolate this week.  So these Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes (recipe below from Baker by Nature) were kind of a last minute addition, but I’m hoping they were a good one!

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The cupcakes are extremely soft and moist. They have a sweet chocolate flavor. Almost dark, but not bitter. Just a rich chocolate.

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The filling is thick and gooey. It has a sweet cream flavor with lots of coconut thrown into the mix. Simple and sweet.

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The frosting is extremely sweet! Very sugary. With a nice, light coconut flavor.

Note: It says to mix in the flaked coconut, then pipe onto the cupcakes. It makes for some messy piping, but it works…technically.

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The cupcake and filling balance the sweetness in the frosting nicely. It’s still sweet, don’t get me wrong. Quite sweet. This cupcake is very soft and smooth overall. Pretty ooey gooey too. It’s rich, but not heavy, which is hard to do in a cupcake.

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Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4.5
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 3.5
  • TOTAL: 20

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RECIPE

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes (recipe from Baker by Nature)

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Coconut Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces sweetened shredded coconut

Coconut Buttercream:

  • 6 ounces unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 (7 ounce) package sweetened flaked coconut, divided

For directions visit Baker by Nature.

*Tomorrow: Chocolate Avocado Vegan Cupcakes*

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