Thursday, September 13, 2007

Coconut Heaven Cupcakes

QueenOfDrama987 (my lovely daughter/cooking partner-in-crime) and I made these the other night. We ate 4 right away (quality control, of course), and the rest disappeared soon after.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup coconut milk (we used lite)
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 cup nonhydrogenated margarine at room temperature
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups icing sugar, sifted
1 cup unsweetened coconut

Bake the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a twelve-muffin tin with paper liners, set aside. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In a separate bowl combine the oil, coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until smooth. Fold in 1 cup of unsweetened coconut. Fill each muffin tin about two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-22 minutes; the cupcakes should be slightly browned around the edges and spring back when touched. Remove them from the muffin tin and place on a cooling rack.

Make the frosting: Cream the margarine until light and fluffy. Add the coconut milk and vanilla and combine. Add the sifted icing sugar and mix until smooth (use an electric mixer unless you're a masochist). Add the unsweetened coconut and combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Frost when the cupcakes have completely cooled. You can sprinkle a little more unsweetened coconut on top if you like, or put a berry on them for a little colour.

(taken from Vegan With A Vengeance)


Andrea said...

My friend made these cupcakes once before and they were DELICIOUS!! Thanks for posting the recipe.. I may go home tonight, or atleast some time this week and whip some up!

George Erdosh said...

I am a great fan of coconuts except for two problems: it's not often you see very fresh coconut worth buying at the market and, two, my wife has a bad intolerance for coconuts. However, i am going to try your recipe as soon as I find fresh-looking coconuts.

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