Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Raspberry and Coconut Cup Cakes

These muffins came from a recipe for an actual cake but needing something for lunchbox treats I decided to split between cup cake cases. I have cooked this cake before and it went down a treat so I knew these cup cakes wouldn't fail either.

The flavours are magnificent - enjoyed by all kids in our household including the big kids. The coconut isn't overpowering and the fresh berry taste is just sweet enough.

An interesting twist with using frozen berries is that by tossing the frozen berries in cornflour actually prevents them from 'bleeding' too much juice into the mixture and making the cakes soggy.

I have to tell you that they don't last very long in our place.

Raspberry and Coconut Muffins(recipe adapted from Weight Watchers Cook Tasty Cookbook)
Serves: 24
ProPoints per serve: 3

1 3/4 cups self raising flour
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup desiccated coconut
100 grams reduced fat butter or spread, melted
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
200 grams frozen raspberries
2 teaspoon cornflour

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Line two muffin trays with 24 cases.

Combine the flour, sugar and coconut in a medium bowl.

Stir in the melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla.

Place the berries in another medium bowl. Add the cornflour and toss to coat the berries.

Spoon on spoonfull of mixture into each case. Sprinkly with half the berries. Top with remaining cake mixture and the remaining berries.

Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.

(click here for a printable version of this recipe)

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