About Me

I was a banker who pursued my passion in baking and turned it into a home-based business.I taught Home Economics (HELE) in The Learning Child in Ayala Alabang. I also was a community volunteer and taught arts and crafts and home economics to the children in Virlanie, a non-govt institution that care for streetchildren.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Coconut Cupcakes

A subtle flavor of coconut in a cupcake. A taste of the East.

Best with coffee or tea.

3 cups cake flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups butter, at room temperature
2 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup coconut milk
8 large egg whites
1 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line 2  standard size (12 cups) muffin/cupcake pans with cupcake paper liners. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.

In a large bowl, beat butter and 2 cups of sugar until light and fluffy , 4 to 5 minutes, using the paddle of an electric mixer  or just the beaters of a regular mixer. Stop to scrape sides of bowl. Beat in vanilla. With mixer at low speed, add  the flour, baking powder and salt (dry ingredients) in 3 parts, alternating with coconut milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Beat until well blended.

Transfer the mixture into a big bowl and set aside.

In another bowl, with  whisk at high speed, beat egg whites until thick but not dry. Add the 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff and glossy peaks form about 4 minutes.
Gently fold a third of the whipped egg white into the batter until combined. Gently fold in remaining whipped egg whites. Stir in shredded coconut.

Scoop batter into prepared muffin pans.Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cupacakes are golden brown and cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool on wire racks.

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