Sunday, March 25, 2012

My Coconut Cupcakes w/coconut cream cheese frosting!

So far I've made two cupcakes from my own recipe.  I've made a pumpkin cupcake and a coconut cupcake.  They were both really good!  Here's my recipe for the coconut! :)

2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 teaspoon vanilla

13 1/2 oz. of coconut milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.  Then, in an electric mixer combine the butter and the sugar.  Beat until light and fluffy.  Once well combined, add the eggs, vanilla and the coconut milk.  Mix on medium speed until combined.  Put cupcakes into cupcake liners and bake for about 20 minutes.  Let cool for 10-15 minutes.

Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup coconut milk

Directions: Combine all the ingredients into an electric mixer.

For a little something extra, I toasted some coconut to go on the top!  Here's all you need!

4 cups sweetened coconut flakes

Put the coconut onto a rimmed cookie sheet.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Toast coconut 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Sprinkle toasted coconut over the already frosted coconut cupcakes!