Don’t let the gorgeous purple coloring of this cupcake fool you coz there’s really nothing special about it. It’s just a regular white cupcake that I tinkered with after reading Connie’s coconut and pandan cake. I was so enamored with the green color of her cake so I thought I’d apply the coloring trick into cupcakes.
I saw the bag of coconut flakes in the pantry while prepping the ingredients so I decided to add 3/4 cup into the cupcake mixture itself. Frosting? well, I’m out of powdered sugar so I couldn’t make any. It’s not a big deal coz the cupcakes were good as is. They would have been much better with buttercream frosting for sure but if you can’t make frosting, the cupcakes would be ok too. The flavor from the coconut flakes helped a lot.
* 1 stick of butter
* 1/2 cup of sugar
* 1 tsp of vanilla
* 2 eggs
* 1 cup of flour
* 1 tsp of baking powder
* 10 drops of purple food coloring (or more/less depending how deep the colors you want the cupcakes to be)
* 3/4 cup coconut flakes
* 12 paper cups
Preheat the over to 350°
In a mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time. Beat together until creamy.
Combine flour, and baking powder in a bowl. Gradually add it into the mixer. Add the food coloring and continue to mix until well incorporated. But try not to over mix.
With a spatula, gently fold in the coconut flakes. Don’t over fold either.
Put the paper cups in a muffin/cupcakes baking pan. Spoon the cake batter into the cupcake pan. 2 spoonfuls for each cups.
Bake the cupcakes for 15 minutes or until the cupcakes are well-risen. Test doneness by sticking a toothpick in a cupcake and if it comes out clean than the cupcakes are done.
Let the cupcakes cool for a few minutes. Or not .
My children loved ‘em. Yup, loved. I just made them yesterday. They’re gone now. I had to sneak one for my husband so he could have his share. I think I had a couple, hehe.
My son kept saying they’re the best cupcakes he’s ever had. He loves exaggerating, really. I wonder what he’ll say once I make more in another color with cream cheese frosting? He’ll probably build me a statue, with lego pieces..