Coconut cupcakes

Coconut cupcakes

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus overnight chilling
  • Easy
  • Makes 12

Get a triple hit of coconut in these light and fluffy cupcakes, topped with whipped coconut cream and snowy desiccated coconut - a lovely gluten-free teatime treat

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: per cupcake
NutrientUnit
kcal388
fat21g
saturates18g
carbs45g
sugars31g
fibre1g
protein3g
salt0.1g
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Ingredients

For the coconut whipped cream

For the cakes

Method

  • STEP 1

    Chill the can of coconut milk overnight. The next day, make the cakes. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with muffin cases. Put the coconut oil and sugar in a large bowl and use an electric whisk to beat together for about 5 mins until light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until fully combined before adding more. Working in three additions, add the flour, alternating with the coconut milk, then add the vanilla extract.

  • STEP 2

    Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin using an ice cream scoop, then bake for 20-22 mins or until the cakes are golden and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove the cupcakes from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

  • STEP 3

    The whipped cream is best made within a few hours of serving. Open the can of coconut milk upside down and pour off the thin liquid. Scoop the thick coconut milk into a large bowl, add the icing sugar and the vanilla, and whisk for 2-3 mins until soft and fluffy. Spread or scoop the whipped cream onto the cupcakes and sprinkle with the desiccated coconut. Best stored in the fridge and eaten within a couple of days.

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