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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

cherry coconut cupcakes

howdy, ya'll!
last week was my mother-in-law's birthday
& to celebrate,
i made cherry coconut cupcakes!

not only are these the most adorable cupcakes
to take pictures of,
but they're pretty darn tasty, too!

cherry coconut cupcakes

{for 12 cupcakes}
1/2 C butter, softened
generous 1/2 C sugar
2 Tbs milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
scant 5/8 C self rising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2/3 C dry, unsweetened coconut
4 oz maraschino cherries, quartered
12 whole maraschino cherries {with stems} to decorate

{frosting}
4 Tbs vegetable shortening
1 C powdered sugar
1 Tbs cherry juice

1. preheat oven to 350 f. line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners.

2. put the butter & sugar in a bowl & beat together until light & fluffy. stir in the milk. gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition. sift in the flour & baking powder & fold them in with the coconut. gently fold in the quartered cherries.

3. divide batter evenly between the liners.

4. bake 20-25 minutes, or until well risen, golden brown, & firm to the touch. transfer to a a wire rack & let cool.

5. for the frosting, put the shortening in a bowl & beat until fluffy. sift in the powdered sugar & beat together until well mixed, gradually beating in the cherry juice.

6. using a wilton 1m tip, pipe the buttercream on top of each cupcake, then add a maraschino to decorate.



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10 comments:

  1. MMM....yummy looking AND pretty! Like your new profile picture!

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  2. I mean, I like your new profile picture, not that it's also yummy and pretty like the cupcakes - it's pretty, but yummy would be inappropriate coming from me don't you think? okay.....stopping now..... :) :) :)

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  3. hahaha!!!!! :D thank you, lisa, for making my day!

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  4. Hi Kristin,
    Your cupcakes look awesome. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and you have a great day!

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  5. Beautiful! I have a little cherry monster who would love digging into those...probably all of them!

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  6. They sure do look bright and cheery! I bet your mother-in-law loved them!

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  7. Those look totally cute. I bet the birthday was a total hit because of these. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog every weekend called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by then and link your cupcakes up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

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  8. these look delicious! love the cheery pink frosting.

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  9. making these cupcakes made me feel more springy! they're so bright & fresh! thank goodness it's march! :D i had a serious case of the winter blues!

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  10. Well these look simply delicious! Two tastes I love rolled into one cupcakes. Wonderful!

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