These little beauties are heavenly - I know coconut isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I love it! They're really easy to make too - I definitely recommend giving them a try if like me, you're partial to a bit of coconut now and again.
To make the cakes, you will need::
175g Caster Sugar
175g Margarine (you can use butter, I prefer margarine - it's easier to mix you don't have to get of the fridge to soften, the previous afternoon!)
175g Self Raising Flour
75g Desiccated Coconut
You'll also need cupcake cases (or muffin cases) and a baking tray / muffin tin - as well as the usual mixing bowl, wooden spoon etc! This recipe makes 24 cupcakes or 12 muffins.
Preheat your oven to gas mark 5 (190 degrees C, 375 degrees F).
Cream your margarine and sugar.
Add your flour.
Then add the eggs.
Tip: Beat the eggs well before adding to the mix - it makes your cakes a little lighter.
Mix well and add your coconut.
Spoon in to cupcake cases - I put a heaped teaspoon of mix in each case.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.
I iced my cakes with glace icing, and sprinkled extra coconut on top!
I do love baking, probably more than I should! But still, I'm sure there's worse things I could be doing. If coconut's not your thing, why not check out the recipe for chocolate chip cupcakes, that I posted a while back!?