Polar Bear Coconut Cupcakes

polar bear cupcake
This is one of my favourite recipes; Polar Bear Coconut Cupcakes. It is really easy to decorate and kids like them a lot! I bake it usually on cold winter days but it is so tasty so rainy day works too 😉

polarbear cupcake

Coconut Cupcake Recipe:

  • 100 g butter (room temp.)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt (1/4 teaspoon)
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup milk (if you have fresh coconut juice mix it with milk. Both should be 1 cup together)

Preheat oven to 175°C

I mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately and then combine them.

Fill each cupcake cup about 3/4.

Bake for 25 to 35 mins. until they are done. (check with toothpick, poke it half way into cupcake when it comes out clean then it’s done)

 

Coconut Frosting:

  • 200 g cream cheese
  • 150 g butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 250-350 gr powder sugar (amount depends on consistency of the cream cheese)

polarbear cupcakePolar Bear Decoration:

  • approx. 1 cup shredded coconut
  • melted chocolate
  • flat round pink sprinkles or pink sugar paste for tongue
  • white sugar paste or marshmallow
  • crunchy chocolate beads for eyes

Put shredded coconut in a small bowl.

After the cupcakes cools, add some frosting on it with a small spatula. Then carefully dip it in the coconut shreds bowl.

Cut small pieces from marshmallow (or sugar paste). Make 2 small balls for ears and 1 small ball for nose. With a toothpick add one drop melted chocolate on the nose.

Put one flat round pink sprinkle under the nose.

Add eyes and it is done, mmmh!

polar bear cupcake

 

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