Chocolate & coconut cupcake


And the June 19th came and we've baked brave ! I've told you in a previous post about World Baking Day.



Within the 100 ambassador recipes for the day, my lava cake was included. For celebrating the day, I decided to go for the chocolate coconut cupcakes. It was a bake with difficulty number 69! Piece of cake ... lol I baked the cupcakes, I took a shot, and uploaded the photo on facebook, like many other "brave" ones!

At that time I did not expect that organizers would give to my photo a photography award. Yeahhhh !!!



The award was a great satisfaction for me and I enjoyed it a lot. Surely there is no need to celebrate in order to bake, but actions like this one, motivates everyone ! Today I share with you the recipe of Sophie Hunter for these cupcakes.


Ingredients : 

  • 200 gr margarine, softened
  • 200 gr caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 170 gr self raising flour (sifted)
  • 30 gr cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 160 ml coconut cream (if you cannot find coconut cream, full fat coconut milk will be ok)
  • 30 gr desiccated coconut
  • 120 gr margarine, softened
  • 300 gr icing sugar
  • 80 ml coconut cream
  • 30 gr cocoa powder

Chocolate sprinkles, for decoration


Preparation : 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with cases and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Mix in the eggs until just combined.
  5. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and incorporate into the batter.
  6. Add the coconut cream and desiccated coconut and mix.
  7. Fill the muffin cases two thirds full and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a cocktail stick comes out clean.
  8. Leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes before removing the buns and placing on a wire rack.
  9. For the icing, beat the butter/margarine until soft.
  10. Add the icing sugar and cocoa powder and mix.
  11. Pour in the coconut cream and combine.
  12. Snip the end off a piping bag, and fill with the icing.
  13. Pipe onto the cupcakes and decorate with chocolate sprinkles.