Monday, December 26, 2011

The Cupcake Queen's Christmas Cupcakes

I just love when people come up to me and tell me they read my blog!
Sometimes it really surprises me.
Yesterday my nephew said he has looked at it !
Made my day :)

Which brings me to a small request.
See that little blue button on the right side?
Right there - look...
It says , " Join this Site".
I would SO love if you would click on it !
It just lets me know that people actually like my blog.
It's a warm , fuzzy kind of thing :)

Now on to todays post.
I have said before,
I am The Cupcake Queen !
Well, not really, but in my family I am !
I made two varieties for Christmas this year and thought I would share them with you.
First one , Turtle Cupcakes.
Simple , simple, simple.

Take whatever chocolate cake mix is your favorite.
I use German Chocolate.
Mix as per directions.
Unwrap a Carmel on smoosh it in the center.
Bake as directed.
Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.
At this point I would top with chopped pecans for a "real" Turtle taste,
but my kids have a thing against nuts,
so I used toffee bits, they love those.
( You know I LOVE Rachel Ray )

Second Variety
Coconut Cream Cupcakes

1 pkg. White Cake Mix
1 (14 oz. can) cream of coconut
(I actually found this in the liquor department in the grocery store.)
1 (14 0z. can ) sweetened condensed milk
I handful ( approx. 1 cup, I have small hands) flaked coconut

Mix cake according to directions
Add coconut
Bake cupcakes according to directions.
In a bowl, combine Cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk.
While cupcakes are still warm, poke holes in them with a straw.
Pour the cream/milk combo over them.
WARNING - this will be MESSY
Let them cool.
Top with your favorite frosting ( I used Buttercream)
Garnish with more flaked coconut.

Terrible picture !
They really are quite beautiful!
A little better , not much .
I got a new laptop for Christmas,
My husband is the BEST !
Maybe I need to ask Santa for a new camera too.
And maybe some lessons.....

These really are delish,
IF you like coconut.
Not everyone does,
apparently none of my children do.
I do :)

OK here is some advise.
These are really messy. The milk/cream mixture that makes them so delish goes everywhere.
The original recipe ( which i modified , I ALWAYS modify) is actually meant to be a cake.
I like to make cupcakes.
It would probably work better as a cake.
Less messy anyway.

I just wrapped them in an extra cupcake liner for less sticky handling.

If you like coconut, please try these.
As cupcakes or a cake, doesn't matter.
This is truly a delish, moist cake.
Let me know if you are brave enough to make it cupcakes!

I hope everyone had as wonderful a Christmas as I did.
I am truly blessed!

Me and my Beautiful Girls !

Christmas Cheers ! From My Family to Yours !
( Niece Spencer, Baby Girl Emily, Sis and Me )

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  1. delish looking and I DO like coconut too, Merry Christmas and Happy New Years !

    - KAT-

  2. LOVE those cupcakes. YOU are amazing! But you already knew that.

  3. I just clicked the button on the right. Glad to be following along and thanks so much for following me.
    Carolyn xx
    PS Good on your nephew

  4. Those cupcakes look can you not like chocolate, simply delicious!


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