Friday, February 15, 2013

Coconut Cupcake two ways...with best ever Vanilla butter cream and Coffee liqueur flavoured chocolate buttercream


Only one more week for our Bloggers meet in London and I am super thrilled about it. Meeting friends from virtual world, master classes, food, goodie bags ..its going to be a great event, and to make the event even more exciting the organisers announced a competion for us to create a dish with the theme colour of  the event which is yellow, purple and butterfly. I never thought I would be able to send an entry on time ,but today lil A's dear friend came over for a playdate so I was in the mood to bake something so  I whipped up  this cupcakes for the kids and for us mummies too :)


Ingredients (- 6 medium cupcakes )
Cake flour - 1 cup ( 110 gm)
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Sugar - 3/4 cup (120 gm)
Unsalted Butter - 1/2 cup (110 gm)
Eggs -2 nos
Dessicated cononut - 25 gm
Coconut milk - 50 ml
Vanilla extract - 1tsp

Method
1Soak dessicated cononut in coconut milk and keep aside.
2.Sift cake flour,salt ,baking powder and keep aside.
3.In a mixing bowl beat butter for 1 minute.
4.Add sugar and beat until its fluffy.
5.Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
6. Add vanilla extract and mix.
7.Add half of the flour and fold in.
8.Add the cocnout milk mixture and fold in.
9.Add the rest of the flour and fold in.
10.Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree celcius for about 25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

Vanilla Buttercream icing (recipe adapted from here)

Ingredients (for decorating 3 -5 cupcakes )

Butter - 100 gm - (approximately  1/2 cup )
Icing sugar - 200 gm ( 1 1/2 cup )
Double cream - 50 ml
Meringue powder - 1tsp
Vanilla extract - 1tsp
salt - pinch

Method

1.In a mixing bowl add 1/3 of the sugar ,salt and meringue powder and mix.
2.Add cream to it and beat it for 5 minutes in  an electric mixer with paddle attachment .
3.Add remaining sugar and beat for 3 minutes.
4.Add Butter little by little and beat for 5-7 minutes.
5.Add vanilla extarct and beat for 1 minute.

Coffee Liquer falvoured chocolate buttercream (for decorating 3 -5 cupcakes )

Butter - 100 gm - (approximately 1/2 cup )
Icing sugar - 200 gm ( 1 1/2 cup )
Double cream - 50 ml
Meringue powder - 1tsp
Coffee liquer - 1tsp
salt - pinch
 Dark  chocolate - 40 gm (melted )


Method

1.In a mixing bowl add 1/3 of the sugar ,salt and meringue powder and mix.
2.Add cream to it and beat it for 5 minutes in an electric mixer with paddle attachment .
3.Add remaining sugar and beat for 3 minutes.
4.Add Butter little by little and beat for 5-7 minutes.
5.Add coffee liquer, melted chocolate and beat for 1 minute.


Sending  this to Blogger Buzz Competion.

13 comments:

Priya R said...

So pretty Vinee sure winner ;-) I think I need a baking class with u.

Sudha Sabarish said...

Cup cakes are too cute and delicious.

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Swathi Iyer said...

Beautiful vineetha, it is delicious and you are going to win for sure.

Vimitha Anand said...

Loving the coconut flavor and the cupcakes are real beauties

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Looks so beautiful...You rock...:)

Veena Theagarajan said...

nicely done.. Love each one of it

Suja Manoj said...

Beautiful tempting cupcakes,love the frosting.

divya said...

looks yummy and very very delectable...

Helen Prabha said...

Wow...looks gorgeous....

Julie said...

Very tempting cupcakes dear,Professionally done frosting..Great work,Vinee :)

An Open Book said...

have always wanted to try coconut cupcakes, but always chicken out wondering if it would be too over powering..
you are such a pro at icing cakes now :) look sooooo pretty

Priya said...

Gorgeous and pretty attractive cupcakes,beautifully frosted and cute presentation.

Teena Mary said...

Pretty & yummy cupcakes!! You've beautifully frosted too :)