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.