I could not decide what to make for Sunday tea this week, and when I walked into Waitrose I saw a recipe card for Coconut and Lemon cupcakes. I was sold!
The only extra bits I had to get was some coconut cream and cream cheese (why they make the recipe cards I guess…). The recipe for the cupcakes is the same as this recipe, minus the desiccated coconut, but the filling is different.
Well, it was meant to make 12, but I got 24 out of the recipe.
My kitchen is not built for making cakes on this scale!
Once cool I did the filling/ topping. Not sure it went quite as it was supposed to- you were meant to slice the cakes in half vertically and spoon in the lemon curd, but I had to squeeze the cakes to fit the curd in.
Then on went the cream cheese icing (100g cream cheese, the rest of the coconut cream, and a few tbs icing sugar). I swirled it about a bit to mix it with the lemon curd.
I took them into work on Monday and they were all gone by lunchtime- a good sign!
Luckily I saved one to try!
It was lovely. I have had lime and coconut cake before, but never thought about lemon with coconut, even though they are pretty similar. One I shall definitely make again, or perhaps as one large cake next time.