Don't tell Martha. But I cheated.
I used store-bought frosting on these gorgeous coconut cupcakes, the January pick for the Martha Stewart Cupcake Club. I was too scared to try the recipe for Seven Minute Frosting. I've burned myself on hot sugar syrup one too many times. So I decided to play it safe, even though it means ignoring my obsession with following every recipe as written.
Can I tell you, I adored these cupcakes. These are my favorite so far from the Martha Stewart Cupcakes book. And they actually turned out like a cupcake, not a muffin! I love that there is shredded coconut in the batter. I'm an absolute nut for coconut! Reminds me of my trip to Hawaii, where my husband and I ate coconut shrimp and drank Pina Coladas every night.
Don't they look like Hostess snowballs? Ador-a-ble!
And so yummy and rich! But I have to admit, I'm not sure I like the canned "vanilla" frosting. I'll be making these again, if I can perfect the frosting. Thanks to Cinema Cupcakes for the great pick this month!