Pat and Gina make coconut cupcakes with coconut cream cheese frosting.
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Gina: For tomorrows meal we have to be 1 step ahead so we’re starting with dessert coconut cupcakes. Generally we have coconut cakes which we all love and everybody has one every Christmas so I was thinking what could we do different so we just decided to do coconut cupcakes. I’ve started with 2-1/2 sticks of butter and 2 cups of sugar and now I need 2-1/2 cups of cake flour.
Male: And honey while you’re doing that I’m just going to rack 5 eggs.
Gina: Now you know what baking you don’t have to be precise so go ahead and break up the excess.
I’m going to be adding 1 teaspoon of baking powder, better be a present around this house with something good in it and a half a teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt.
Male: While you got that going I got your 5 eggs.
Gina: Okay and we’re just going to mix this altogether.
Male: I’m going to turn the mixer back on.
Gina: One egg at a time Daddy o.
Male: You won’t get in trouble with these eggs. I crack them good but I got to make sure I drop them good. Everybody is going to be surprised because used to having that cupcakes.
Gina: And if you eat a big meal they can take these what some go.
Male: Alright honey I got the eggs in, I got ½ teaspoons of vanilla. Oh I love this.
Gina: You can bake with that vanilla?
Male: Every time I smell vanilla I think about grandma.
Gina: Are we going to do something different to add some coconut extract.
Gina: Because we’re making coconut cupcakes.
Male: Right so I’m adding 1 teaspoon of that.
Gina: 1 teaspoon right.
Male: We got the buttermilk, we got 2/3 cup of buttermilk alright.
Gina: Okay so were going to mix that up and get it going.
Male: There we go it looks good, it smells good.
Gina: Okay so we need to turn this off for a minute so I can add in my dry mixer so it won’t fly everywhere. Let’s raise the bed up a little bit just to stomp that all in that’s the great thing about cake flour. It’s a smoother texture that makes the cupcakes nice and fluffy.
Male: So Gina we’ll role in I mean you got your red on, you get your red bowl, you got your red mixer.
Gina: It’s Christmas.
Male: Yeah, those old brothers will come over and say all you need is a red purse.
Gina: So now were going to add in ½ cups of coconut flakes.
Male: Santa has got to have one. Santa has got to have a cupcake tonight. Remember that we usually cook this off for Santa.
Male: Yeah. Now we’re not going to over beat these because you know you never want to over beat your batter.
Gina: No that’s good it’s all incorporated.
Male: Oh God this looks great. So we got this and we’re missing one thing the ice cream scoops. We don’t have any jumbo ice cream but one for you and one for me.
Gina: And just kind of scrape it across the edge.
Male: So sweetie who’s coming to dinner.
Gina: 20 to 25 give or take one or two.,
Male: Alright we’re going to pop this in there.
Gina: I put this in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes. Slide it right in the center so it will cook evenly.
Gina: So now we’re going to get started on the cream cheese coconut frosting very, very quick.
We’re going to get 2 ounce packaging of cream cheese and 1 stick of butter that will stay in room temperature.
Male: Alright, I got the powdered sugar.
Gina: Yup. Just open that up this is just he 8 ounce. We’ll lust leave this out right on the counter, nice and easy.
Gina: You can add in the whole stick of unsalted butter and we’re going to put in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
Male: Okay so we got 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract there goes our grand mama smell again.
Gina: And 6 cup of confectioner sugar.
Gina: 6 cups let me get this mixing a little bit though.
Male: [the best gift]
Gina: This is what we’re going to do with the last cup we’re going to turn this off a little bit.
Male: You want big daddy to get it.
Gina: Pick it up dude and we’re going to add ½ cup of confectioner’s sugar.
I was going to say that looks good we can just put that to the side, one more thing we need to do. We’re going to use some fresh coconut flakes for our garnish so we’re going to get out a baking sheet we’re going to get our coconut flakes so we’re going to add in 2 cups of coconut flakes just directly on the baking sheet and 2. Now we just want to spread it out and we’re just going to put this in the oven in a 350 degrees for just 2 to 3 minutes to look at a nice little golden brown and then were going to garnish the cupcakes but don’t let it burn because it will happen really quick.
Male: My cupcakes are really coming good you know you look at this are you proud of me or what.
Gina: Yeah very pretty
Male: It’s sure is nice you guys had come kind of pitching in before Christmas.