Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Creamy Coconut Cupcakes

If you haven't noticed by the design on this page, I am slightly obsessed with cupcakes.  This is by far the best cupcake recipe I've ever tried!!!  I made these for my cousin's baby shower and they were a big hit.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 & 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup shredded coconut

1 stick of soft butter
16 oz. cream cheese
2 lbs. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
4 oz. coconut cream instant Jell-O pudding

Cupcakes:  Cream butter, sugar and eggs until fluffy.  Add vanilla.  Mix.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.  Add half of that mixture to your first mixture. Stir.  Add milk and cream.  Add remaining dry mixture.  Fold shredded coconut in.  Bake 20-25 minutes at 350*.  Cool.

Frosting:  Cream the butter and cream cheese.  Slowly add powdered sugar.  Mix.  Add pudding mix.  Frost cupcakes and top with toasted coconut.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup finely chopped salted pretzels
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melted

Combine peanut butter and pretzels.  Chill in freezer for 15 minutes.
Roll into small balls.  Freeze until very firm {about an hour}.
Roll in melted chocolate.  Sprinkle with pretzel pieces.
Refrigerate 45 minutes to keep chocolate from melting.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I am a pancake connoisseur.
These are hands down the BEST pancakes I have ever had!  I prefer mine with chocolate chips, but you can easily omit them if you'd like.  If you make these, I would love to hear what you think of them!

1 cup flour
1/8 cup sugar
1 TBSP. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/8 cup oil
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Combine first four ingredients in a medium bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine the egg, milk and oil.  Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Cook on a griddle!