Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Coconut Cupcakes

If you LOVE coconut...this is the recipe for you! And SUPER EASY too!

2 C. Coconut flakes

(1) 14 oz. can of Sweetened Condensed milk

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix

Eggs, Oil & Water

Preheat your oven to 375.

Combine the coconut flakes and sweetened condensed milk together in a small bowl; stir and make sure the coconut is getting a nice coat of the sweetened condensed milk. Now set aside and let it sort of "rehydrate" the coconut.

Make the Yellow cake mix as directed on the box....using the eggs, oil & water as specified.

Divide the batter among the cupcake liners - should be able to get 24.

Take a small spoon or a teaspoon and add 1 spoonful to each cupcake mix, more if there are leftovers at the end...less if you prefer less coconut.

Bake for about 15 minutes. It really didn't take me long - the baking time actually averaged 12-15 minutes each batch.

Cool on a wire rack.

I also iced these (they were for my SIL's baby shower) with a white chocolate ganache frosting. They turned out AMAZING....!

White Chocolate Ganache

1 pkg white chocolate chips

1 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp whipping cream or milk

1/2 tsp coconut extract

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Melt everything (MINUS the extracts) all together in a double boiler - OR - on a low heat in a sturdy sauce pan. Take care to work out the lumps - once it's smooth, remove off of heat and add the extracts. Dip the cupcakes into the ganache and let it cool.

I also added a small "embellishment" on top - kinda like a hostess cupcake...but not...and these were a major hit at the baby shower. :) ENJOY!

1 comment:

LisaJ said...

These were so delicious!! Thanks for sharing!