FOR MY VALENTINE - VANILLA COCONUT CUPCAKES

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My husband and I don't make a huge deal out of Valentine's Day.  We try to do something small for each other to show our love & appreciation for one other.   This year he has to work on Valentines Day, and by the time he gets home from work chances are I will be sleeping!   So I decided to leave him a little sweet treat for when he gets home from a long day.  As health conscientious he is, he has a bit of a sweet tooth.   So I whipped up these cupcakes.  It's sorta healthy, I mean it's all organic ingredients so it's gotta be good for you right? 


 Vanilla Coconut Cupcakes Recipe with Vanilla Butter-cream Frosting

1 stick of softened organic butter (1/2 cup)
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs 
3 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1 Cup of Coconut Flakes
2/3 cup cold organic milk
Directions:
Cream butter and sugar then add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture and stir in milk. Mix in coconut flakes.   Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes (depending on your oven).  This will yield 12 Cupcakes.

Frosting: 
2 sticks of organic butter, softened (1 cup)
3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash of salt
In a bowl combine the softened butter, sugar and the salt.  Mix till it's fully blended.  Add the milk and the vanilla and mix until it's creamy in texture.  

Have fun decorating!   You can also add food color to the butter-cream frosting to make it pink or whatever color you prefer!   Sprinkle cupcakes and you're all done!  (I got the heart/lips sprinkles at Homegoods!)

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY FRIENDS!!

3 comments:

  1. How fun is this! Happy Vday love, hope you have a fab day!
    xoxo

    www.McKennaBleu.blogspot.com

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  2. Those cupcakes look delicious. Happy Valentine's Day.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  3. these look amazing!! happy vday! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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