Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I do not know what happened to the past week but it just flew by even though it was not anymore busy than usual and I know that if my mother had not been out of town for the past several days she probably would have sent me an email about why I haven't updated this blog!

I did manage to keep up on my project 365 though!

One thing I did do last week was make cupcakes for Dom to take to work. I made the coconut cream filled ones and according to him they got rave reviews so I thought I would share the recipe. I used a regular boxed cake mix, but I do always doctor them up. I always use milk instead of water and I always add a box of pudding mix even if the mix claims to already have pudding added. These two things never fail to make a super moist cake. Now the cream filling is super easy too. It is the same ingredients as buttercream frosting with coconut extract instead of vanilla.

1/4 Cup unsalted butter softened

1/4 Cup shortening

2 Cups confectioners sugar

2 Tablespoons milk

1 Tablespoon coconut extract

Mix all ingredients together with electric mixer.

Now to fill the cupcakes you need a pastry bag and a long cake tip. I used Wilton #230.

Insert the tip into the top of the cupcake and fill with cream until the top starts to bulge. Then frost the cupcakes. I actually doubled the filling recipe and frosted the cupcakes with it,

But you could frost with regular buttercream or chocolate.

1 comment:

ColoradoChris said...

Oh my god... Those look sooooo good... Thanks for providing the recipe. Milk instead of water, eh...?
Oh, by the way... Colorado may be cool in many ways... But it SUCKS for baking...