Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Thai Chili Cupcakes

So I've been on a mission to create some unique flavored cupcakes. I have a list of 10 I want to try out. The Thai Chili is my 1st & OMG OMG OMG is it gooooood. This will definitely go in my top recipe folder. Check out my description of the uber fabulous cakes below:

Rich peanut butter cake with decadent coconut milk buttercream infused with the slightest hint of cayenne & topped with a crunchy golden toasted coconut


Thai Chili Cupcakes

Yield: 18 Cupcakes
Baking Time: 20 Minutes
Temp: 350 degrees

Toasted Coconut
½ bag of sweetened coconut

Make your toasted coconut first so it has time to cool before you put on frosted cupcakes. Take ½ bag of sweetened coconut & spread on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees till golden color. Be sure to watch this carefully because coconut can easily burn.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes
¼ C. Butter
¼ C. Peanut Butter
1C. Sugar
2 eggs
1C. Buttermilk
1 ½ C. Flour
1 ¼ Tsp. Baking Powder
½ Tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract

Preheat oven to 350. Mix butter, peanut butter & sugar till smooth. Add eggs 1 at a time & then add the buttermilk. Sift all dry ingredients together & add to wet mixture. Pour into cupcake papers/mold & bake for 20 minutes.


Coconut Chili Butter Cream Frosting

½ C. Butter
½ C. Shortening/Crisco
4 C. Powdered Sugar
¼ Tsp. salt
1 ½ Tsp. Coconut Extract
3-4oz. Coconut Milk
4-5 dashes of Cayenne Pepper or to taste

Cream shortening & butter till fluffy. Add powdered sugar & continue creaming. Add salt, Coconut Extract & Coconut Milk. Blend on medium in mixer till fluffy. Sprinkle in Cayenne. If frosting is so stiff you can gradually add a little more coconut milk or more powdered sugar if too runny.

Assembly

Once cupcakes are completely cool, frost with coconut chili butter cream frosting & roll top into bowl of toasted coconut. Grab a tall glass of milk & enjoy your cupcakes!!

5 comments:

Lt. Mascara said...

You definitely hit a winner with this one...it has to be hands down my favorite "cake-ish" treat I've ever tasted. WOW! Thank you so much for sharing!

CB said...

Mmmm. I am so intrigued! peanut butter cupcakes, coconut, buttercream frosting. YUM! Definitely putting this on my must-bake list!
Clara @ iheartcuppycakes!

Lt. Mascara said...

I was just thinking about these today, I've been asked to bring them to an FE for a race soon. I was wondering, peanut butter cookies are so popular, it might be tasty to try a coconut/cayenne glaze or buttercream filling for them!

Sam said...

Megan-
Do you think these would somehow be adaptable into a blondie with a middle layer of buttercream? I'm traveling to PA for a race in sept and everyone is dying to try these. But I'm afraid of trying to travel on friday with cupcakes made on thursday night, for a sat night dinner!

Lisa said...

Thanks for this recipe! It was a big hit today at a family birthday party that I made it for! I just love the combination of sweet and spicy hot, and the creaminess of the icing combined with the crunchy coconut.YUMMY GOOD CUPCAKES!! These are my new favorite treat.