Monday, August 15, 2005

Crazy coconuts

Felt like making something tonight...something I could decorate, nothing hard. Decided to zhuzz up a box of yellow cake mix. Was thinking at first of Watergate pistacio cupcakes but went with coconut cupcakes with seven minute frosting. I wasn't sure if I liked the cupcakes better with or without the shredded coconut topping but I decided to do all of them with the flakes since they kind of looked bald without the coconut.

Hehe, I don't think all the sugar dissolved in the frosting but I didn't figure this out until I finished icing all the cupcakes and dumped out the extra frosting in the sink. Ohh, gritty. Nice, adds texture. Hahaha.

I just followed the recipe on the box--3 eggs, 1/3 c. oil and instead of 1 1/4 c. of water I substituted 3/4 c of unsweetened coconut milk and 1/2 c water. And about 1 c of sweetened shredded coconut. Bake as directed. I think it can go a little bit more coconutty, use a little more milk and less water. Since this was a test I erred on the safe side, didn't want it to taste like tanning oil. Ew. We'll see if my co-workers eat it--the boy seemed to like it, he already ate two unfrosted. (I'm afraid that the frosting will be too overwhelming but too late now!)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

yummy suzy!!! and your pictures are SO beautiful. love, d

8/18/2005 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous myra said...

So ono! I think they definately look better with the coconut on the top. Yum!

8/19/2005 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

those look delish! since i am getting coconut when i go grocery shopping later, i may have to get some more cake mixes!!

8/20/2005 07:41:00 AM  

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