It’s almost spring which means that the sun is finally starting to peak back out from around the clouds. In our home spring means plenty of wonderful desserts like cupcakes. I don’t have cupcakes all that often anymore but when I do I want something that has a great cake. If there is one thing that would brighten my day it would be a delicious cupcake. A light frosting and dense flavor packed cake will do!
One product that really makes me BLOOM is the new Silk Almond Coconut Blend. It’s everything you love about Silk Among Milk with the added coconut blend. There’s just something so tropical almost like a taste of summer right in each bottle of Silk Almond Coconut Blend.
I really wanted to try something new just in time for spring by creating my own Silk inspired cupcakes.
Silk Coconut Carrot Cake Cupcakes
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cups vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup Silk Almond Coconut Blend
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
- 3 extra-large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. of nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 3 cups grated carrots
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 3/4 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 stick butter at room temp
- Silk Almond Coconut Blend
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
You’ll want to start first by soaking your raisins in hot water. This allows them to soften and create a better texture inside the cake. You will also want to prepare your carrots before you start mixing together ingredients.
First start by combining the sugar, Silk, oil, apple sauce and almond extract. Combine eggs one at a time. Combine your dry ingredients and sift together. After I have the base mixed together add in the coconut, raisins and carrots.
Bake for 22 minutes.
While the cupcakes are cooling you can make the frosting. I also toasted my own coconut while the cupcakes were baking for the tops of the cupcakes. It’s super simple and really brings out the flavor in the coconut.
After topping each cupcake with frosting and coconut I added a simple pink bloom!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.