March 22, 2011

Tuesday- Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes {CCC}

I baked a dozen of chocolate coconut cupcakes[CCC] this morning. EARLY this morning. Lately, I've went to bed earlier than I usually had and woke up in the wee wee hours of the morning. 

Tired, perhaps. Or over-ate. =P 
While some people despise the taste of coconut in their food especially desserts like cake, candy or ice-cream, I'm on the other hand, love most food with coconut flavor. Especially those Raya cookies with coconut flakes inside, kuih ketayap, and who can forget the delectable Bounty chocolate bar. :D
Same goes for this cupcake, I love the taste combo even though the chocolate flavor somehow overpowering the coconut's a little bit.Just a lil bit. Maybe I should reduce the cocoa powder to 3 tbsp. Anyway, it's edible hehe. So long Mr. Tong Sam Pah. I spread some cream cheese [left-over from the pumpkin roll] as the cupcakes topping and sprinkled them with toasted coconut flakes. Luckily, the imbalanced taste of chocolate-coconut was saved by the sweet & creamy cream cheese topping and coconut-aroma flakes. :D BigDaddyO'haven't give his take on this cupcakes yet. I packed two for him to munch in his office. 

Anyway, here's the recipe. Give this recipe a try, will you? hehe
Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes [CCC] 
{ Recipe taken from Sweet Paul}
Yield: 12 large cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 4 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until pale.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix well.
  4. Add flour, coconut, cocoa and baking powder.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Pour the batter into a 12 cup buttered cupcake tin.
  7. Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. Spread topping and sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes. 


  1. I love coconut cupcakes too. I made some for Sunday School and we had some leftovers at home. I've been eating them non stop since Sunday :-(. Luckily I made them in patty pans so kecik aje and better still, dah habis so I can't eat anymore :-).

  2. LG,

    hurrays to the coconut cupcakes lovers!! hehe I baked satu dozen, ade belen lagi 6 hehe.. mmg tak amik dinner lah malam nih ;p

  3. aku hanya boleh makan kuih tradisional with kelapa, kalau muffins and cake or even chocolate, aku mmg tak leh terima, tapi kalau org beri, aku makan aje lahhh :P

  4. me too... i love coconut cupcakes jugak. been wanting to bake one these few days ni tapi asyik tak sempat bila tengok u dah tayang ni, tak buleh jadi arrr...i kena jugak buat nih...
    sedap eh, resepi nih? may be i shud try ths recipe jugak ;-)

  5. RC

    Who could forget Bounty? It's hubby's fav and mine too (sometimes tengok mood, hehe).

    I used to bake coconut biscuits. Before bakar I roll it over dess. coconut yang siap dibubuh warna (subtle colors).

    As for coconut cupcakes, am yet to try :-)

  6. Lurpak,

    kuih tradisional yg ade kelapa mmg aku suka sgt2 jugak.. walau pun makcik aku cakap, kalau makan byk2 nanti cacing haha =P

  7. Zarin,

    resepi ni tade pakai coconut milk.. saya choose this particular recipe sbb nak kasik rasa coconut dia light..takut lagi 2 org kat umah ni tak sanggup makan.. kira ni lighter version of the real coconut cupcake lah..dah campur cocoa powder..okay la taste wise..

  8. CS,

    Ramai yg I kenal tak suka Bounty tu..sape2 klu gi Langkawi, mmg I kirim byk2 hehe

    time raya mmg wajib buat biskut kelapa..sbb mak suka =)tp tak penah try buat yg kaler2..nak try jugak lah hehe