These Coconut Strawberry Cupcakes have a strawberry surprise centre and are topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting.
Yep, all of that in one little cupcake 🙂 I tried to make the name shorter but then it’d be missing one of the awesome ingredients that go into these little pretties.
So Monday 15th of August was RSPCA cupcake day. One of the ladies at work organised a morning tea to raise some money for it. Thanks Lisa 🙂 What a great morning. We all got into the spirit and made heaps of yummy goodies and then everyone donated some money to tuck in. All donations go to the RSPCA. My contribution to the mix? These Coconut Strawberry Cupcakes.
I had a hard time deciding how to decorate them, after all they had to be amazing so that people would pay to eat them. In the end I went for some crushed up freeze dried strawberries (yum, by the way) and some shards of white chocolate also sprinkled with freeze dried strawberries. It’s amazing how much flavour they have.
The cupcakes are a lovely vanilla cake with shredded coconut and coconut milk added to the mix. They’re soft and fluffy, just like a cupcake should be. The strawberry comes not only in the form of the freeze dried strawberries but also in the strawberry jam surprise centre. And with a topping of cream cheese frosting, they’re just like a mini cheesecake cupcake.
All sunshine and sweetness and luxuriously soft, creamy frosting. So good.
And as for the results of our morning tea ….. we raised over $250 and still growing. Plus, everyone had a great time, to boot. We even had a mascot. A gorgeous, 2 month old, English Staffordshire called Eddie 🙂
I have such a soft spot for all creatures great and small. I’ve had pets in my life for as long as I can remember, and lots of them. We grew up with dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, budgies, quails and chickens and still now I have to have pets in my life. The RSPCA does such an amazing job. I’m really excited to make this morning tea an annual event in our office.
Anyway, it’s time for you to bake some amazing Coconut Strawberry Cupcakes now and don’t forget the yummy cream cheese frosting.