27 May 2013

Coconut and raspberry cupcakes

Alternate option: Traybake


For the cake
4oz margarine or butter
4oz caster sugar
3oz self-raising flour
2oz desiccated coconut
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs

For the raspberry compote
1 punnet raspberries (175g)
4 tbsp caster sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp cornflour


1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5
2. Put the margarine, butter, caster sugar, self-raising flour, coconut and eggs in a bowl. Beat until the mixture is smooth.
3. Divide the mixture evenly between cupcake cases and put in the oven at Gas Mark 5 for 15-20 minutes until they spring back when touched and a stick comes out clean when pushed into the cake.
4. Put the raspberries, caster sugar and lemon juice in a pan and heat until the sugar dissolves and the raspberries begin to break down.
5. In a separate pot, mix the cornflour and some water together until it makes a watery, milky solution. Pour into the pan of raspberry sauce and continue to stir. The sauce should thicken to form a jam-like substance.
6. Spread the jam on top of the cupcakes, or alternatively, use an apple corer to take out the centre of the cupcake and fill with the jam.

The cupcake faerie

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