Sunday, September 21, 2008

Orange Coconut Cupcakes

I made these for the first contest I participated in at BakeSpace. Actually it was the first cooking contest I had ever entered. As it turned out we were all declared winners. I tested these out on friends & family and every really loved them. They are moist and very tasty!

This is what you'll need:
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(the butter was camera shy and didn't show up for the group photo!!)

Orange Coconut Cupcakes
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup orange juice
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained and chopped
1 cup vanilla or white chips
zest of half an orange
TOPPING:
1 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
zest of half an orange

Preheat oven to 375F.
In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, oil, eggs and orange juice; mix well.
Combine dry ingredients; stir into orange juice mixture just until moistened.
Fold in oranges and chips.
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Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
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Combine topping ingredients.
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Sprinkle over cupcakes.
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Bake at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
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Enjoy!
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5 comments:

Bob said...

Those look wicked good. Too bad my girlfriend wouldn't touch them, she is not a coconut fan. But then on the one hand, they would be all be for me. On the other hand, I would eat them all.

susan said...

orange coconut cupcakes?
that sounds fun to make and to eat! :)

Susan said...

I have had Spryte's orange coconut cupcakes, they are tremendously yummy.

Spryte said...

Hey! You must be Susan from Jon's work!! I'm glad you liked them! =)

Susan said...

Hi Spryte. Yes I'm Susan from Jon's work. I printed the recipe. Thanks for sharing it!