Coconut Rough Cupcakes

As you all know, coconut, chocolate and cupcakes are three of my favourite things to eat. Just the other day I thought it would be a great idea to combine these things and make Coconut Rough Cupcakes.

The Coconut Rough Cupcakes are basically a chocolate mud cupcake with toasted coconut. The cupcake will then be iced with chocolate icing and decorated with a piece of Nestle Golden Rough chocolate.

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I was quite impressed with the Coconut Rough Cupcakes, they tasted so delicious and coconutty. The chocolate mud part of the cupcake was so moist and rich.

Unfortunately I could not find my Wilton 1M piping tip, so I could not pipe the icing onto the cupcakes as I had hoped for. In the end, I had to resort to using a Wilton 22 piping tip.

 

Coconut Rough Cupcake Recipe

250 grams of butter

1 block of dark cooking chocolate

2 cups of brown sugar

1 and 1/3 cup of coconut milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

1 and 1/2 cups of plain flour

1/4 cup of self raising flour

3/4-1 cup of toasted coconut (depending on how coconutty you want the cupcakes to be)

1/4 cup of cocoa powder

2 eggs

A few packets of Nestle Golden Rough chocolates

Icing

125 grams of room temperature butter

1/4 cup of cocoa powder

2 cups of icing sugar

2 tablespoons of milk or coconut milk

 

Method

1) Preheat oven to 170 degrees C/150 degrees C fan-forced. Place cupcake cases into cupcake tin.

2) Combine butter, chocolate, coconut milk, sugar and extract in medium saucepan, stir over low heat until mixture is smooth.

3) Cool mixture until barely warm, whisk in sifted dry ingredients and eggs.

4) Pour mixture evenly into paper cases and fill to about three-quarters full; bake about 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and stand 10-15 minutes on a wire rack to cool.

5) For the icing, mix butter, milk, cocoa powder and icing sugar with a mixer. Place mixture into a piping bag. Once the cupcakes have cooled down, pipe the icing onto the cupcakes. Place a 1/4 of the Golden Rough chocolate on the top of the icing.

 

If you are a  huge fan of coconut like I am, give this recipe a go.

 

 

 

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