Friday, January 16, 2015

Coconut Ice Cupcakes

  • I felt like a coconut flavoured cake, so after a quick search of my favourite recipe site and found a recipe for Coconut Ice Cupcakes.  

80g butter, melted
2/3 cup caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg, lightly beaten
2/3 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup SR flour, sifter
2/3 cup milk
Coconut Ice Topping
1 cup desiccated coconut
2 cups icing sugar mixture
1 teaspoon butter, softened
pink food colouring

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line two 12-hole, 2 tablespoon (40ml) capacity patty pans with paper cases. Place butter, sugar, vanilla, egg, coconut, flour and milk in a bowl. Mix well to combine. Spoon level tablespoons of batter into paper cases.
2. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. Stand cakes in pan for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
3. Make coconut ice topping: Combine coconut, icing sugar and butter in a bowl. Gradually stir in 1/4 cup hot water until mixture is a spreadable consistency. Stir in 2 to 3 drops pink food colouring. Spread topping over cakes. Stand at room temperature until set. 

**These were very delicious - the cake part was lovely and moist, but found the icing a bit too sweet.  Next time I will top with whipped cream and sprinkling of coconut instead (similar to another cake recipe I saw).

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