I pushed myself to make the Coconut cupcakes with milk chocolate ganache last night, aware I was pushing the deadline for inclusion in the Alpha Baker's weekly roundup. It's been a tiring week and baking motivation was pretty low. Lucky the task this week was just cupcakes and as long as you quickly avert your eyes from the optional silky meringue buttercream recipe, we're in quick and easy territory.
These came out pretty well although I didn't fill the papers with enough mixture so the cakes were a bit small. However they were very delicious with the milk chocolate ganache and the sprinkle of toasted coconut.
One tip I was very interested to see in the recipe was that leaving them to rest in the papers for 20 minutes before baking will help with doming the tops. I didn't know that and I always struggle with getting a good shaped cupcake (or as we used to call them, 'fairy cakes'). I'm not very good with anything you need to fuss around with and cupcakes fall into that category. Still these don't look too bad and my colleagues appreciated the morning tea snack.