Thursday, 21 January 2010

Coconut and cherry cupcakes

I am not very well and wanted something that reminded me of some of the things my nan used to make when I was little.

Basic cupcake mix (makes 12)

3 medium eggs, beaten
175g self raising flour
175g caster sugar, or golden caster sugar, doesn't matter
175g softened butter

vanilla essence (as vanilla-y as you like)
Approx 100g natural glace cherries, halved

For the icing -
Dessicated coconut
Icing sugar
Splash of water

Cream the butter and sugar, then add the eggs and vanilla essence, beating as you go.

Fold in the flour and the cherries - to stop them sinking roll them in a little bit of icing sugar before you add them.

Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for approximately 15 minutes but keep an eye on them.

When they are cool, mix the coconut, icing sugar and water to a thick paste and top the cakes with it - decorate with a whole cherry :)

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