These were made by a very dear person, a great chef in her own right..! more about her inventions later..but these cupcakes are to die for..
Im not a coconut fan, but i could'nt resist these..I dare you try them....
This is the traditional Australian lamingtons, but with a twist! they are cupcakes!!! easier to make, bake and treat.. the dare is, that you cannot stop at one!!!!
2 cups of all purpose flour
2 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
125gm unsalted butter
7tbsp sugar- powdered
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract/essence
1 1/4 cup milk
For icing and dusting
2 cups icing sugar
3 tbspn cocoa powder
1 1/2 tbsp butter
3/4 cup water
2 cups dessicated coconut
Sift together dry ingredients- salt, flour, baking powder in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one by one and beat until thoroughly combined! Add flour in batches and mix well by adding milk in between, add vanilla extract and beat well. Pour into cup cake paper in cupcake tray
place into preheated oven at 180 C for 20 minutes. Allow to cool
Meanwhile- mix together sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl. In a saucepan boil water and butter. once butter melts, add this to sugar cocoa powder- mix and stir well until it becomes a thick syrup..please dont burn it, keep flame at medium and do not leave unattended! the syrup must not be lumpy.
Dip the top portion of the cupcake on the chocolate syrup and dip them again over the desiccated coconut till well coated.
If your not a coconut fan, you can always add roasted unsalted nuts crushed as topping- it wont be lamingtons though!!
If you dont have desiccated coconut, get grated coconut, dry them under the sun for an hour and place them for 15 mins in a hot oven(180 c) ! Voila..desiccated coconut is ready!
Makes 12 cupcakes..