Thursday, March 14, 2013

Coconut Cupcake


Last Monday my kids had birthday party in school. You know birthday party will not end without cupcake that too for kids. Since Easter is nearing I planed to do something related to that and something attracting. Finally ended with these coconut cupcakes from joyofbaking.

Ingredients:


All purpose flour
1 ½ cups
Sugar
1 cup
Butter
½ cup
Eggs
2
Baking powder
1 ½ tsp
Salt
¼ tsp
Lemon juice
1 tsp
Vanilla extract
1 ½ tsp
Milk
½ cup
Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Powdered sugar
2 ½ cups
Butter
4 Tbsp
Cream cheese
4 oz
Vanilla extract
½ tsp
Garnish
 
Shredded coconut
1 ½ cups
Jelly beans
few
Strawberry twists
few
 
 
 

 

Directions:


  1. In a bowl whisk all dry ingredients together.
  2. In another bowl beat (electric mixture) butter until soft (1-2 minutes), add sugar and continue beating until fluffy.
  3. Add egg one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and lemon juice.
  4. With mixer in low speed, add flour mixture and milk alternatively. (Start and end with flour 3 times flour and 2 times milk).
  5. Beat until combined.
  6. Evenly fill the lined cupcake pan and bake for about 18- 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow it to cool in wire rack completely.

Frosting:

  1. Using a mixture, beat butter until smooth, add cream cheese and beat until smooth and blend well. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  2. In low speed, gradually add sugar scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat on high speed until frosting is light and fluffy (for about 3-4 minutes) add a tablespoon of milk or cream if frosting is thick.
  3. Using round nozzle apply frosting for cupcakes.
 
Garnishing:

  1. Spread the shredded coconut in a plate, after frosting gently dip cupcake in coconut or sprinkle the coconut above the frosting. Repeat this for all cupcakes.
  2. Place two or three jelly beans above the coconut. Cut the strawberry twist as needed and fix that like a basket handle.

Note:

  • The original recipe is for 12 cupcakes. But it yields 14 -15 cupcakes.
  • Frosting yields for 18 cupcakes. I used round nozzle you can also spread it using spatula.
 
 
 
 
 

4 comments:

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Super rich cup cake with super cute decor !!
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Babitha costa said...

Cute basket,love it

Shama Nagarajan said...

Yuumy cupcakes...thank u for linking in

Jaleela Kamal said...

cute cup cakes , looks yummy