I haven’t baked anything in a very, very, long time. In general, I prefer cooking dinner and savory meals to baking cakes and sweet treats because I’m just better at cooking and I’ve had a few disasters whilst baking in the past. I am certainly no natural Mary Berry in the kitchen, let me tell you that. But I’ve really fancied baking something for a while and as soon as I popped “bake something” on my February goals list, it obviously had to be done. The over-achiever in me wouldn’t have it any other way. So after looking through a variety of cook books and trying to find something that my mum, dad, boyfriend and myself all liked, I finally settled on these cute little cakes which are the perfect flavours to get into the swing of Spring!
Cherry and Coconut Cupcakes
What you’ll need:
- 12 cupcake cases
- 5 oz glacé cherries (or 1 pot)
- 10 oz butter
- 4 oz caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 oz self raising flour
- 2/3 oz desiccated coconut
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pink food colouring
- 12 oz icing sugar
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees or Gas Mark 4 and place your cupcake cases on a baking tray.
- Wash, dry and cut 4 oz of the cherries into quarters.
- Put 4 oz butter, the caster sugar, eggs, flour, 2 oz coconut and baking powder into a bowl and mix until smooth.
- Add the cut up cherries and mix again.
- Finally, add in a few drops of pink food coloring (if you’re using it) and mix again.
- Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and bake for 15 – 18 minutes or until golden brown on top.
- To make the icing, add 6 oz butter into a bowl and beat until smooth.
- Add the 12 oz icing sugar in gradually, stirring as you go. The end result should be soft and fluffy.
- Add some more pink food coloring, if you’re using it!
- Pipe or spoon the icing onto the cakes and top with 1 glacé cherry each and a dusting of coconut.
- Make a cup of tea and enjoy!
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Looks delicious! Will definitely give this a try ☺️
They were absolutely scrummy!
I love baking and I haven’t done it in ages! These look so yum
They look so cute! I need to do more baking but simply don’t have time. Thanks for sharing!
Amy | hookedonthemusic.com
These don’t take long at all! 🙂 Xxx
These look so cute and fun to make.
They were indeed (: x
Cherries + Coconut sound heavenly right now. This looks easy enough to make!
They certainly were 🙂 x
These sounds delicious! Cherry and coconut cupcakes?! Yes please! any time haha
They were lovely 🙂 x
Jenny you’re posts are always so interesting! These look so delicious xx
Awh thank you! x
They look delicious 😋 Jenny 😋 I usually buy than bake am a disaster in the kitchen Thanks for sharing
Yeah me too, I don’t bake very often but find it fun and therapeutic sometimes! x
These look so nice, I don’t like coconut myself but it’d be great to give it a try without that part! I’d love to get back into baking but it just seems like there isn’t enough time in the day as it is!
You could definitely substitute the coconut for something else. Maybe some kind of nut? Oh I totally agree x
These look so good! I don’t isually go for coconut, but I do like it in cakes weirdly enough!
Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk
I am absolutely rubbish at baking – I can cook but not bake! But I may pass this recipe onto my sister to make cos they sound lush! xo
Sian | http://www.siankathrine.co.uk
I’m certainly much better at cooking than baking as well! x
These sound wonderful! I LOVE coconut and cherries too so what a scrumptious looking cupcake! I will definitely be trying this recipe out soon!! xx
Thank you! If you do, please link me so I can see! x
I love cherry and coconut! What a delish combination! Claire x x x
It really was!
Cherry and coconut sound delicious! 😍 These look great Jenny, you have done a fabulous job and your photos look amazing. Thank you for sharing the recipe 😘 xx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
Thanks very much lovely! xxx
Cherry and Coconut sounds like combination goals to me! This is the second cake post I’ve read this morning and now I’m dying to have cake for breakfast – if you wouldn’t mind delivering me one of these gorgeous ones I’d be hugely grateful 😉
Haha clearly everyone’s in a baking mood! Hehe I totally could if I started my own business! xxx
These sound so good! I really wish I had the skills to bake haha xx
You do! There’s some super easy recipes out there 🙂 xx
these look amazing!
Thanks Tara 🙂 x
These look so gorgeous and yummy, I may try and make some vegan cupcakes! Thanks for sharing babe 🌸✨
With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com
I’m sure you could substitute a lot of these for vegan alternatives!
I can totally relate to you about cooking dinner and savory meals! I’m bad at baking XD. The cherry and coconut cupcakes look delicious! BIG plus that it’s cute as well! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂
Major plus! Love cute cakes!
You did such a great job! They look so good! I, myself am a little afraid of baking as I never know what to do if something goes wrong haha but looking at yummy treats like these makes me wanna give it a try! xx
Haha that’s when you improvise! 😉
Cherry and coconut is by far one of my favourite combos ever!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
Lovely isn’t it! So summery x
These look so yummy!
A Sparkle Of Grace
These are so pretty and look delicious…….I may have to give them a try!
Oh my god girl come round my house and make me these. They sound so good I’m basically dribbling while i type.
Hehe they’re fun to make, would love to make them again.
wow, these look so pretty and sound so yummy! thank you so much for sharing, it I get a chance to try to make these I will let you know how mine come out 🙂
Oooh please do! I’d love to see 🙂
These look tasty! Love coconut but not a fan of cherry though so would have to find an alternative for that.
Well you can certainly adapt the amount of cherry in them. And definitely don’t need to plonk a cherry on top either, you could find anything for that!
You should definitely bake more, these look so professional, and yummy!
Charlene McElhinney | http://www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk 💫
Awh thank you!
Looks delicious 😋
They look so yummy x
These beauties are just too heart-melting to eat. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂
Hehe almost! 😉
These look so yum! I love coconut, so would definitely try making these. I see some baking happening this Easter Weekend.
Perfect time to make them!
These look like heaven babes!!! I know what I’ll be doing this weekend 💖
They truly were! Enjoy!
These look & sound delicious! I will definitely give these a try 🙂
Thank you 🙂 they were indeed!