Saturday, 21 March 2015

Coconut Cupcakes with Vanilla Mascarpone Frosting

This colorful cupcakes went to a two years old baby girl for her birthday party :) And they had to match a great theme of the party which was The Masha and the Bear :) It was really great fun to bake for this occasion! 
The cupcakes were not only very funny but also veeeery tasty! The moist, flavorful and aromatic muffin made a perfect match with the delicate, vanilla mascarpone frosting :) Just delicious!!

For the muffins:
makes approx 12-15 muffins
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 120g butter, very soft
  • 100g desiccated coconut

For the frosting:
  • 250g cream cheese (I used mascarpone)
  • 1/2 cup powder sugar
  • 16 gr vanilla sugar
  • 150g butter, soft
  • Food coloring. I've used red mixed with a bit of blue, and green but you can use whatever color you like :)

Preheat the oven to 180°C and place 12-14 paper cases into muffin tins. 
For the muffins: Beat butter with sugar and a pinch of salt, add eggs, milk and whisk all together. Add flour, baking powder and coconut and whist until combined. Remember that the mixture doesn’t have to be perfectly pale :) Evenly divide the mixture between the paper cases. Remember to fill the cases only 2/3 of their height because they like to grow :) Bake approximately 25 minutes and leave to cool down. 

For the frosting: With a mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter when it combines add sugars and beat until combined and smooth. Divide the frosting in 2 parts adding to each of them a different color, mix until combined. Frost the cooled cupcakes as desired. I piped them with a piping bag using Wilton's 1M tip. 

Ready to be delivered :-)

 And that is how they matched the great Masha and the Bear party that was designed by Perfect Packages

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! Such lovely and tempting coconut cupcakes. Thanks a lot for sharing recipe here. I am sure these cupcakes are really good for kid’s party. You know I have hired an event coordinator for a party at my home, and now I will include cupcakes in menu.