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Mini Coconut Cream Cupcakes

We’ve teamed up with plant-based food blogger, Amy Lanza, to share our recipe for these Mini Coconut Cream Cupcakes – the most luxurious way to harness the natural, tropical creaminess of this delicious furry fruit (yes, that’s right, it’s not technically a nut!)

Inspired by the delectable ingredients in our Coconut Cream whipped body velvet – as part of our festive Cocoon Me Joy Drum – this is a recipe that’ll make you very popular this holiday season.

Read on to find out how to make your very own at home.

Mini Vegan Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

Makes: 28-30 mini cupcakes or 9-10 regular cupcakes

Time: 30 minutes plus cooling

Ingredients you’ll need:

Cupcakes:

240ml coconut milk (carton)

1 tsp lemon juice

180g plain flour

100g coconut or caster sugar

1½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

40g desiccated coconut

80ml (60g) sunflower oil

1 tsp coconut extract (or vanilla)

Frosting:

200g vegan butter

400g icing sugar, sifted

1 tsp coconut extract (or vanilla)

1-2 tbsp coconut milk, if needed

Topping: 

Toasted coconut flakes 

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 160Fan/180*C and grease a silicone mini cupcake tray, or line a cupcake tray with cases.

2. Stir together the milk and lemon juice and leave for 5 minutes.

3. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and desiccated coconut to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

4. Pour in the milky mixture, sunflower oil and coconut extract (or vanilla) and whisk to a smooth batter. Divide between the cupcake holes/cases – using 1 tbsp for mini cupcakes and 3 tbsp for normal-sized cupcakes.

5. Bake for 11-13 mins for the mini cupcakes and 20-22 minutes for normal-sized cupcakes or until golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool fully on a wire rack.

6. Make the frosting by stirring or blending together the vegan butter, icing sugar, coconut or vanilla extract, add 1-2 tbsp coconut milk until thick and creamy.

7. Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and top with toasted coconut flakes.

Don't forget to share your snaps with us using #LOVETROPIC if you give this recipe a try!

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