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A Little Bit of Everything - Week 7

By Greengirl @GrinGarl

I'm back !!! I'm back !!!I'd like to thank you all for the nice comments left and for all the emails I received during the last days. I promise I'll get back to you asap.

Usually, on my weekly post I'd share a recipe I tried from one of the wonderful blogs I read but since I hardly did any cooking (and sleeping) lately, today I'm going to share with you my twist on Ina Garten's Coconut Cupcakes

A little bit of everything - week 7

  

I made these few days ago for my mother in law. Since she has to keep her blood sugar under control I substitute the sugar with sweet-and-low sweetener

I also used self-raising flour instead of all-purpose flour mixed with baking powder, baking soda and salt. 

Instead of buttermilk I used coconut milk and also added some bittersweet chocolate to the batter. 

A little bit of everything - week 7

One of my favorite candy bar is Mounds or the European Bounty so the idea of a coconut-chocolate cupcake seemed more tempting than a coconut and cream cheese cupcake

Of course, you can use some finely chopped almonds or even a whole one on top and turn in into an Almond joy cupcake

A little bit of everything - week 7

The result : I think i can easily get used to these treats. And since I substitute sugar with sweetener, I can easily eat two instead of one, not that I'd need a reason to eat two anyhow (somehow I always find an excuse when I eat high calories foods). I wonder if i can substitute some of the flour with almond flour; guess I have to give that a try. 

Let's turn the oven on and start baking 

Chocolate Coconut Cupcake / Mounds Cupcake 

A little bit of everything - week 7

You'll need :

3/4 cup room temperature butter

28 packages sweetener (1 oz in total)

3 eggs lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

3/4 cup coconut milk

3 oz sweetened coconut

3 oz bittersweet chocolate chips

4 oz melted chocolate (86% cocoa)

unsweetened shredded coconut

In a mixing bowl cream 3/4 cup room temperature butter with 28 sweet-and-low sweetener packages (1 ounce in total) 

A little bit of everything - week 7

Add 3 lightly beaten eggs scraping down the bowl and mix gently 

A little bit of everything - week 7

 

Add 1 1/2 cup self-raising flour and mix (it's going to to a dense batter, don't worry)

A little bit of everything - week 7

Pour 3/4 cup coconut milk over the batter and add 3 oz sweetened coconut and 3 oz bittersweet chocolate chips. Mix gently. Don't over mix.

A little bit of everything - week 7

Spoon the batter into prepared cupcake pan (makes 14-15 cupcakes)

A little bit of everything - week 7

Bake in preheated oven at 325F, for about 25 minutes. Do not let them until the top gets brown or they turn out dry. Test them with a wooden skewer after 20-22 minutes.  

A little bit of everything - week 7

Let the cupcakes cool and dip the top into melted chocolate (I used 4 oz of 86% cocoa

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 Sprinkle some shredded coconut on top 
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or not :P 

A little bit of everything - week 7

and enjoy them 

A little bit of everything - week 7


Thank you for reading and taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate it. Hope you'll have a wonderful weekend. 

As usual, 

Roxana 


Thanks for your buzz

 


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