TCIF: Miniature Coconut Cupcakes

Mimi ON Jan 07, 2011 AT 11:00 am

Miniature Coconut Cupcakes

Miniature Coconut Cupcakes

By Sarah Adams

Everything in moderation! At least that is what I get told, so I decided to scale my cakes down this week. These tiny little coconut cakes have a dark chocolate and coconut ganache on them, which is better for you than the dairy cream variety. The best thing is you could still eat two or three and still be moderately good!

Happy New Year!

Ingredients: For the Ganache
makes 30 cakes

80g dark chocolate
80g reduced fat coconut milk
1 teaspoon honey

Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through

Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through


Put the everything into the microwave and heat on full power for 1 minute, stir it and then continue to heat in 20 second burst until it is smooth and fully mixed. Alternatively put everything into a heat proof bowl that is resting over a pan of lightly simmering water, stir until smooth.

Place your ganache into a container and leave at room temperature until ready to use.

Ingredients: for the Cakes
tiny cupcake cases

50g reduced fat coconut milk
1 large egg
100g butter at room temp
100g caster sugar
125g self raising flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
25g desiccated coconut

Pipe or spread your ganache

Pipe or spread your ganache

Pro Tip: Only put a really small amount of mixture into each cake case, they will rise up and over otherwise!


Pre heat the oven to 180˚C / gas mark 4

Place all of your cases into your tin.

Beat the coconut milk and egg together. Place all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir together. Drop in the butter and some of the egg mixture and beat well.

Now add the rest of the egg mixture and beat until all is combined.

Fianlly spoon tiny amounts into each case and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through

Pro Tips: Do not worry about baking in batches the mixture will be fine while the first batch is in the oven.

Once the cakes have cooled, pipe or spread your ganache on top and sprinkle with more coconut.

Click here for Sarah’s last TCIF recipe: TCIF: Cranberry & Apple Mince Pies

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Comments are closed.