06 August 2013

Pecan, Coconut and Strawberry Cupcakes

Forever and ever I have loved caramel frosting.  I remember Mom

making this frosting, and me waiting for the smooth, rich, and 

buttery crystals on the spoon that had been used for stirring. 

Heaven, I tell you!  Well I whipped up some of this luscious frosting 

and then I needed something to frost!  





Oh, you might think I should have baked first and then made the 

frosting.  But, by now you know me- and well, this isn't the first 

time that I have been known to put the cart before the horse...







For the sake of sensibility,  this recipe will begin with the cupcakes!

I have been in the mood to experiment with cake mixes, this is one

of those recipes and it really is quite delightful and simple. 





I wanted to incorporate the fruits of the season into this recipe.

Fresh strawberries are in the batter along with coconut.  I topped 

the cupcakes with fresh blueberries from our local Farmers 

Market and spruced them up with white sprinkles. 






Some tips for this recipe would be-gently fold those strawberries in.

We don't want them mushed up in the batter-we want to bite into 

one of them-yummy!  





I like my frosting a little runny so that I can dip my cupcakes into 

the frosting, by doing this it helps to achieve a smooth look.

Before the frosting sets, I add the blueberries and sprinkles. 

Refrigerator and serve chilled with a glass of milk and enjoy the 

last days of Summer!


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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

10 comments:

  1. Yum- those cupcakes look wonderful! Thanks for visiting and following my blog! :)

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  2. Oh boy do those look soooo good! I am a tired grandma today...could you bring some over with a cup of tea and we could just sit and chat?
    Love ya,
    Linda Lou

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  3. Your blueberry cupcakes look soooo good!!

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  4. Jemma, you are so funny, making the frosting first! But this is a sensational combination of flavors, I love it!

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  5. Those look way too good. I would eat too many!

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  6. Hi Jemma, I've never tried this combination of wonderful flavors! Sounds so good and your pictures are wonderful AND NOW I'm craving something sweet:) Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    xxleslie

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  7. They look perfect to me Jemma - just like you! sandie

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  8. You can bet I will be trying these Jemma. Caramel frosting is my favorite too!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. They sound wonderful! So glad I participated in Blue Friday. I wouldn't have seen these if not.

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