Friday, May 30, 2008

This weekend...

I think I'll make these cupcakes. I have the next two weekends off before the next round of weddings begins, so I'm looking forward to time with my little guys, a pedicure with a friend, working in the garden, and a little time spent baking.

Photo and recipe courtesy of Sweet Paul. Don't they look divine?

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Makes 12 large cupcakes

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup shredded coconut
4 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
ice cream, for serving

Preheat oven to 350F. Beat butter and sugar until pale. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix well. Add flour, coconut, cocoa and baking powder. Mix well. Pour the batter into a 12 cup buttered cupcake tin. Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Toss the shredded coconut in cocoa powder.

Serve the cupcakes with the chocolate coconut and ice cream.
Photo:Colin Cooke


Julie @ Belle Maison said...

I stumbled across your blog and it's just beautiful!

Alexa Johnson said...

Awww...thank Jules! What a sweet compliment. I hope you come back often!--Alexa