dinsdag 30 maart 2010

TWD: Coconut Tea Cupcakes with White Chocolate Icing

This weeks pick for Tuesdays with Dorie made my mom really happy. I was on the lookout for a recipe I could turn into cupcakes for her birthday and because my mother loves coconut this was perfect!! Carmen of Carmen Cooks singled out Coconut Tea Cake, which can be found here on Carmens blog or on pages 194 and 195 of Baking From my Home to Yours.

The entire recipe made 36 mini cupcakes that needed 14 minutes in the oven and 18 regular-sized cupcakes that needed to bake for 20 minutes. I topped the coconut cupcakes with white chocolate icing that I found at Technicolor, then dipped them in toasted coconut. They looked pretty and tasted absolutel divine!

White chocolate icing

500g white chocolate, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
140g unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups flaked coconut

Place the chocolate, cream and butter in a small saucepan over low heat
Stir until melted and smooth.
Remove from the heat and set aside to cool completely.
Once cool, beat with a hand-held electric mixer until thick and fluffy.
Ice the cool cupcakes and top them with the flaked coconut

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28 opmerkingen:

A Year on the Grill zei

coconut cupcakes seems just perfect for Easter

Nichi zei

I was thinking about skipping these but wow those photos have sold me!

Jess zei

Gorgeous cupcakes! I'm so glad to have read your cupcake hints, because I'm thinking of making the coconut tea cake that way myself.

Mary zei

That's a lot of cupcakes! They look great! I thought this was a great recipe, and very versatile too. I used cardamom and a white chocolate and cream cheese icing that I turned into a glaze with rum and coconut milk.

Cakelaw zei

Love the white chocolate icing. Happy birthday to your mother.

natalia zei

How lovely Marthe !!! Great change !

Nickki zei

OMG I'm drooling! Coconut cupcakes, what a brilliant idea. I loved the texture of this cake

Romaine zei

Lucky mom!

Melissa zei

What gorgeous cupcakes! I love what you did with them!

alvarosa zei

white chocolate matches just perfect with coconut! i thought about making them into mini-bundts, so I could place an Easter egg in the whole. Let's see..

cindy zei

Wow I think you win!! These little bites look so good. The white chocolate had to push them over the top.

Flourchild zei

Ok so your frosting looks to die for and I know your mom loved them cucakes! Perfect!

TeaLady zei

Great idea for cuppys. Love what you did with the frosting and the coconut on top. They look fantastic.

Tia zei

everythings better with cupcakes!

Beth zei

Those look great! I'm sure they were delicious.

Leslie zei

What a great idea to do this one as cupcakes! I love the toasted coconut on top.

Anoniem zei

Adding white chocolate icing: genius! Well done, and they look beautiful

Amber Marie zei

Oh,these look delish! The more coconut the better!

Erin@The Sweet Life zei

Wow, your cupcakes are beautiful. I love the toasted coconut tops!

Cathy zei

Great idea to do cupcakes! They look delicious!

miss kate zei

cuteness! Love.

Susan zei

Your cupcakes look delicious! I love the toasted coconut on top!

Rhiani zei

The cupcakes look wonderful, I love the toasted coconut on top.

Ashley zei

Your cupcakes look & sound delish. Love the toasted coconut on top!

Becky zei

i am so glad you made these into cupcakes! i am making my cake for Easter next week and so tempted to do cupcakes. that white chocolate frosting sounds divine!

Lillian zei

Those are just lovely! I bet they were wonderful with icing and coconut on top.

Maria zei

These are perfect for spring time!

margot zei

The cupcakes look fantastic! I love the idea of white chocolate frosting on these.