Thursday, 27 December 2007

Raspberry & coconut muffins & Colourful cupcakes

I've been so busy the last few days with Christmas, I did manage to make some muffins and cupcakes tho. both recipes are quick & easy and taste great!

raspberry and coconut muffins
2 1/2 cups
(375g) self-raising flour
90g butter, chopped
1 cup (220g) caster sugar
1 1/4 cups
(310ml) buttermilk
1 egg, beaten lightly
1/3 cup (30g) desiccated coconut
150g fresh or frozen raspberries
2 tablespoons shredded coconut

Preheat oven to moderately hot. Grease 12-hole (1/3 cup/80ml) muffin pan.Place flour in large bowl, rub in butter. Stir in sugar, buttermilk, egg, desiccated coconut and raspberries until just combined; do not over-mix.

Divide mixture among holes of prepared pan; sprinkle over shredded coconut. Bake in moderately hot oven about 20 minutes. Stand muffins in pan 5 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool.


2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
3/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup milk
125g butter, melted, cooled
2 x 59g eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon Queen Natural Vanilla Essence
Sprinkles and lollies, to decorate
1 1/2 cups pure icing sugar
Pink food colouring, optional
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a 12 x 1/3-cup capacity muffin pan. Alternatively, line holes with paper cases. Combine flour and caster sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the centre.
Add milk, butter, eggs and vanilla to flour mixture. Using a large metal spoon, stir gently to combine.
Spoon mixture into prepared muffin pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Make icing: Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Add food colouring and water. Stir until smooth and well combined. Spoon icing over cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles and lollies.

Makes 12


Jeena said...

Rasberry and coconut sound delicious and your cupcakes look so lovely. I love the pictures they really make you want to take one out of the photo to eat. :-)

Rosie said...

Hi Sweetie,
Your muffins sound & look gorgeous! I love the combo of raspberry & coconut it always makes a great cake in whatever form :)

Rosie x

Bharathy said...

I see the sweetest muffins and cakes here!..:D
Love your place, girl..
and thanks for dropping by!:)
Hope you had a fine X'mas!..
Hapy new year to you and your family,dear! :)