Thursday, January 14, 2010

MSC Cupcake Club - Coconut Cupcakes

Well it is hard to believe that it is time again for our monthly installment of the Martha Stewart Cupcake Club. This month Jennifer from Cinema Cupcakes chose Coconut Cupcakes for us. For me, these were much more like a cupcake than the spice cupcakes that we have done the past 3 months. They were yummy!

The cupcake was really sweet and had a mild coconut flavor. Next time, I will probably add some coconut extract to the batter as well to make them a little stronger in flavor. The 7 minute frosting was a whole new experience for me. It was so light and fluffy and it actually reminded me of a less sticky version of marshmallow fluff. I would love this frosting piped into something. I couldn't get my hands on coconut flakes so I lightly toasted some shredded coconut.

I hope that everyone enjoyed their cupcakes! I am looking forward to next months Smores Cupcakes!! Thanks Jennifer for a great pick!

14 comments:

marthaandme said...

Adding coconut extract to the batter is a good idea. THey definitely did not taste like coconut.

Nina said...

I had added more coconut to mine to really taste the coconut flavor. I agree; the coconut cupcakes were much more cupcake like!

TeaLady said...

These were quite tasty, weren't they. I added extra flavor to mine.

Your frosting looks great.

k.a.r.e.n said...

Everyones frosting looks great. I'm still too scared to make it.

Yours look fabulous!

Kayte said...

We loved, loved, loved these cupcakes...best EVER! First time I made this frosting as well and it was so much fun watching the changes in it, etc. I will definitely make it again, and thanks for the idea of piping it INTO something...great idea! Your cupcakes look lovely and that photo shot is very nice.

Clivia said...

You've made these cupcakes look so elegant. Beautifully done.
I agree that the flavour was very mild. I wish I'd had some extract too.

cooktastesavor said...

Your frosting looks awesome. I agree that these were more cupcake-like. The last few were more like muffins in my opinion.

cindy said...

I think coconut extract would be a great addition. Your cupcakes are beautiful.

Monica said...

I liked the frosting too. I thought it would be perfect as a topping on smores cupcake. I might have to try that with a little torching. Great job!

Sugar Loves Co. said...

I didn't have the coconut milk for the batter but had a concentrated "creamed" form in the pantry so i used that instead. The end result was just...like a dream of coconut. :) i would definitley add the extract if you have it on hand. any excuse for coconutty goodness

Tracey said...

I like your idea to add coconut extract into the batter. These were my favorite cupcakes ever and I think they'd be wonderful with even more coconut flavor! I toasted some shredded coconut for the top too - great minds, I guess :)

Jennifer said...

Your cupcakes look great! I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe as much as I did. I can't wait for next month's recipe, Smores....yummy!

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

these WERE great, weren't they? everyone I pawned them off on LOVED them :) I wanted to toast my coconut but i didn't remember that until AFTER i piled it on the frosting. oops. :)

SUGAR B said...

Love how you decorated these!

Thanks for baking along!