Thursday, February 11, 2010

Barefoot Bloggers: Coconut Cupcakes

OK so somehow it was already the last weekend before this post was due and I was just getting around to finding out what the recipe was. Never a good start. Oh well.

This recipe was chosen by Jamie. She chose these Coconut Cupcakes. Which is good because after my shrimp bisque disaster I needed something to work out better.

I started off intending to do the recipe as is. 18-20 cupcakes, no big deal right? Then I started looking at the recipe. 1.5 lbs of butter for 18-20 cupcakes. That's ridiculous! I only had 1 lb of unsalted butter and I had already run to the store for everything else so I wasn't going again so I decided to halve the recipe and make it into mini cupcakes.

And this recipe makes a ridiculous amount of frosting. If I had used all of it, they would have been 50% by volume frosting. So I have a pint of cream cheese frosting waiting in the fridge for the next thing it should go on. Maybe some cinnamon buns.

Wanna know a secret? I put some key lime curd inside of them. And it is wonderful.


Leslie said...

Yours look fantastic! I made the full recipe and got 2 dozen cupcakes and 2 dozen minis...and a ton of leftover frosting.

Future Grown-Up said...

Your cupcakes look awesome! I agree about the amount of butter...I left it out of the frosting altogether and halved the cupcake recipe. I love the idea of lime curd so I will have to find a recipe for that...I had put a big splash of lime juice in my frosting and enjoyed it a lot.

Lisa said...

Love the Key Lime Curd idea!!

Rebecca said...

Oooh, key lime. Good call.

Love the minis! Next time, I'll go smaller. With the frosting piled on, the regular cupcakes were ... intense.