14 September 2013

* Raspberry Coconut Cupcakes

Raspberry Coconut Cupcakes Recipe
Raspberries are cheap in Aldi at the moment, so of course - I purchased a ton of them. Not quite enough to make ice cream, though I'd really like to (mum keeps dropping hints), but certainly enough to make a cakey or two. We've only recently had Raspberry Almond Squares, and I haven't successfully made a cupcake in FOREVER, so it was about time for another dubious attempt.

They worked.
Go me.
There was dancing and everything.

As I stood icing them, my friend Trina appeared (she has a cake radar) for a cup of tea, and got so excited at the prospect of cake that at one point I thought she was going to drop her head in the icing bowl. When we're out in public I often pretend I don't know her - especially when she discovers matching jewellery. Ever seen a girl nearly wet herself over a bangle? I have. It's the stuff of nightmares.

I couldn't find my piping bag and nozzles, so iced the cupcakes with a palette knife and they ended up with a slightly shabby chic appearance, that I actually quite liked once I stopped licking the palette knife long enough to take notice. You'll be happy to know that I did not lick anything whilst in the midst of icing, but waited until I had finished. Honest.

I was genuinely chuffed to bits with the end result. They were moist and tasty and nommy and sweet and there's none left already.

You didn't expect otherwise, did you?!?

HAVE YOU MET ME?!?

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Raspberry Coconut Cupcakes Recipe

Makes 12 - 15 depending on paper case size.

Prep time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 15 - 20 minutes
Total time - 25 - 30 minutes.

You will need
12 - 15 cupcake cases
A muffin/cupcake tin with 12 holes
Bowl and whisk/food mixer

Ingredients
5oz/140g caster sugar
5oz140g butter, softened
2 large eggs
½ tsp vanilla extract4 tbsp milk
6oz/175g self-raising flour
2oz/50g desiccated coconut
150g fresh raspberries

Icing
10oz280g icing sugar
3.5oz/85g butter, softened
2 tbsp seedless raspberry jam
shredded coconut, to decorate

Method
  • Heat oven to 375f/190C/160C fan/gas 5. 
  • Line the muffin tin with deep paper cases. 
  • Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Whisk in the eggs, milk and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour and coconut and beat in until thoroughly combined.
  • Gently fold in the raspberries, then spoon evenly into the paper cases.
  • Bake in the oven until golden brown and firm to touch - between 15 and 20 minutes.
  • Leave to cool before icing.

Icing
  • Beat together the icing sugar and butter until it starts to get a bit stiff, then add the jam and 1/2 tsp of water and continue to beat until mixed in.
  • Ice the cakes using a pallet knife or piping bag - chose your weapon.
  • Scatter with shredded coconut.

EAT

Raspberry Coconut Cupcakes Recipe

Adapted from Good Food Magazine.

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10 comments :

  1. I think it looks beEEeEeeeautiful. None left? I believe you, Abbe. These are too good to leave any behind for anyone.

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    1. They were pretty sweet, Sharon but I forced myself to take my punishment ;-) xx

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  2. You have just made the cupcake look homemade and beautiful.I wish I could see what the inside of it looks then I could have told myself it is only a pic and gone to sleep peacefully :))

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    1. I lack the skill to make them look shop bought, sometimes that works to my benefit ;-)

      I did take a bite out of one of them and photograph it, but it was pretty unsightly with my teeth marks in it!

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  3. I never try combine berries with coconut, but your cupcakes looks so delicious...I must try to make this :)

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    1. Thanks, atika! I'd love to know how it goes if you do make them ;-) x

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  4. Why did I only get to eat one when I taught you how to cook?????

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    1. BECAUSE YOU'RE A FUCKING DIABETIC!!!!

      I don't want you to live forever, but I draw the line at "Matricide by cupcake".

      Buying me a toy cooker and a packet of cake mix does not constitute "teaching me to cook".

      Do you want me to bring a pasty with me on Wednesday? You can only have one. xx

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