Coconut Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • Serves12
  • DifficultyEasy

For the cake

200g margarine, softened
200g caster sugar
4 eggs
170g self raising flour
30g cocoa powder
160ml coconut cream (if you cannot find coconut cream, full fat coconut milk will be okay)
30g desiccated coconut

For the icing

120g unsalted butter or margarine, softened
300g icing sugar
80ml coconut cream
30g cocoa powder
Chocolate sprinkles, for decoration

Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with cases and set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat the margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs until just combined. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and incorporate into the batter.

Add the coconut cream and desiccated coconut and mix.

Fill the muffin cases two thirds full and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a cocktail stick comes out clean.

Leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes before removing the buns and placing on a wire rack.

For the icing, beat the butter/margarine until soft. Add the icing sugar and cocoa powder and mix. Pour in the coconut cream and combine. You may need to add extra icing sugar to reach your preferred consistency.

Snip the end off a piping bag, add a nozzle if you want to use one, and fill the bag with the icing. Pipe onto the cupcakes and decorate with chocolate sprinkles.

Recipe courtesy of Sophie Hunter

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