Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cupcake Saturday!

Welcome to another Cupcake Saturday! We hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. We've been having absolutely gorgeous weather- just chilly enough to remind you it's still February, but sunny enough to not miss all of the rain! And on top of it, we have seen the first flowers of spring! There's a little patch of crocuses that popped up at the park.
Anyway, for today's cupcake, we were inspired by the warmer weather. Although summer is still months away, this cupcake reminds us of summer.
These are our "coffee-shop inspired" mocha coconut cupcakes. As residents of this great state, we might be one of a few that would prefer a coffee from Dunkin Donuts, but since we don't have any here (unfortunately) we work with what we have. This drink is probably our favorite warm-weather drink, and on our road trip a few summers ago, it was pretty much how we got all of our calories in (along with our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches out of the trunk).
These cupcakes are chocolate with a hint of coffee. We were kind of nervous when we made the batter because the coffee flavor was too strong. Luckily, the flavor mellowed out a bit once they were baked. There is also some coconut in the batter. Once they were cooled, we topped them with some lightly-sweetened whipped cream, toasted coconut, and drizzled with some melted dark chocolate. They may not taste just like the drink, but they're excellent, none the less! And even if you're not a fan of coffee, the topping is good on its own!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

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