Cocoberry Cupcakes

Freedom Cupcakes
Freedom Cupcakes

Cocoberry Cupcakes

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Course Dessert
Servings 18
Calories 217 kcal

Ingredients
  

Reduced Coconut Milk

  • 2 13-14 ounce cans unsweetened light coconut milk

Cupcakes

  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 1/3 cup cups organic coconut sugar (available at Wholefoods or Asian Markets)
  • 3 large eggs
  • Seeds scraped from 1 split vanilla bean or 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup reduced coconut milk (see above), room temperature

Frosting

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoon reduced light coconut milk (see above), room temperature
  • Seeds scraped from 1 split vanilla bean or 3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut, lightly toasted (for garnish)
  • 1 usa pint weight organic blueberries
  • 1 usa pint weight organic raspberries

Instructions
 

  • Bring coconut milk to boil in large deep saucepan over medium-high heat (coconut milk will boil up high in pan).
  • Reduce heat to medium low; boil until reduced to 1 1/2 cups, stirring occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes
  • Remove from heat; cool completely.
  • Transfer to small bowl. Cover; chill (coconut milk will settle slightly as it cools).
  • If the reduced coconut milk has lumps place it into a food processor for about 20 seconds to smooth out the consistency. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.
  • Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 350°F.
  • Line eighteen 1/3-cup muffin cups with paper liners.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl.
  • Using electric mixer, beat butter and coconut oil in a large bowl until smooth.
  • Add coconut sugar; beat on medium-high speed until well blended, about 2 minutes.
  • Add 2 eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition and occasionally scraping down sides of bowl.
  • Beat in seeds from vanilla bean and remaining egg. Add half of flour mixture; mix on low speed just until blended.
  • Add 1 cup reduced coconut milk; mix just until blended.
  • Add remaining flour mixture; mix on low speed just until blended.
  • Divide batter among muffin cups.
  • Bake cupcakes until tops spring back when gently touched and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  • Transfer cupcakes in pans to rack; cool 10 minutes. Carefully remove cupcakes from pans and cool completely on rack.
  • Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth.
  • Add sugar, 1/3 cup reduced coconut milk, seeds from vanilla bean, and salt.
  • Beat on medium-low speed until blended, scraping down sides of bowl.
  • Increase to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Using pastry bag fitted with large star tip, pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes.
  • Alternatively, top each cupcake with 2 tablespoons frosting.
  • Using small offset spatula, swirl frosting over top of cupcakes.
  • Place berries in the design of your choice. Sprinkle any uncovered frosting with coconut.
  • DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Store in airtight containers; chill. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcakeCalories: 217kcalProtein: 2gFat: 10g
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