MSC: Coconut Cupcakes

January 18, 2010

I know, I know. I have been MIA for the past two months–and the only two new recipes that I have been able to make have been the cupcakes for the Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes Club. Jennifer from Cinema Cupcakes chose Coconut Cupcakes on pages 28-29 for January. I was glad to try this recipe since I have been wanting to make coconut cupcakes for a while now. I wasn’t able to find unsweetened coconut flakes, so I gave up and decided to just use all sweetened flakes since I was already running late on posting this recipe.

These cupcakes were actually delicious without frosting; although my husband still wanted the frosting on top anyways. I decided to skip the 7-minute frosting and instead used Martha’s fluffy vanilla frosting, which was excellent. Thanks for the great selection.

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MSC: Candied Sweet Potato Cupcakes

November 15, 2009

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Our November’s recipe for the Martha Stewart Cupcake Club (a.k.a MSC) is Sweet Potato Cupcakes,  selected by Karen from Karen’s Cookies, Cakes, & More. You can find the recipe on her Cupcake book, page 243.

While some people may not really be too excited with this recipe,  I was absolutely on board with the idea of using sweet potato in cupcakes. Sweet potato is soo… delicious, roasted on its own. I think it shouldn’t even be considered vegetable. And I was right… I  loved them! They were absolutely fabulous: fluffy, crumbly, and has that nice hint of that sweet potato flavor that I love. The candied pecan and marshmallow topping was even better, it’s a really nice change from the regular frosting… but still look so elegant, and delicious. I love the crunchy pecan on top of the marshmallow, although I have to admit that I had a little issue with making the caramel syrup for the pecans.  Thanks Karen for a great selection, I’d be making these again in the future!  Don’t forget to check out how everyone else in our group is doing; there are some absolutely creative creations out there!