Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tangerine Coconut Cupcakes

These cupcakes are light & refreshing. The original recipe was for orange cupcakes. I've made few changes according to my taste. They are absolutely delicious!

Tangerine Coconut Cupcakes
Recipe adapted from a cookbook

* Prep. Time : 15 minutes
* Cook Time : 16 - 18 minutes
* Makes : 12 cupcakes

Ingredients :
  • 125 gm. butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp. tangerine zest,  grated
  • 2 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup tangerine juice
  • 1/4 cup milk 
Method :

  • Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC. Grease or line 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  • Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric beater until soft.
  • Add the sugar & tangerine zest and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl.
  • Mix in the coconut.
  • Add this flour mixture in the butter mixture.
  • Add milk & tangerine juice. Beat on low speed just until the mixture is smooth.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases.
  • Bake in the oven for 16 - 18 minutes, or until golden and springy to the touch.
  • Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • They can be iced and decorated with silver balls or 100s & 1000s etc., if desired.

Two lovely fellow bloggers Sonali of Only Fish Recipes and Reshmi Mahesh of Easy Cook have passed me this One Lovely Blog Award. I am so grateful to you girls for sharing it with me ... I'm truly touched!

The rules of this award are:
1.Accept the award. Post it in your blog with the name of the blogger who has given you this award with a link to his/her blog.
2.Pass it on to 15 other blogger friends…. to keep the ball rolling.
3.Let the nominated blogger know about their award [leave a comment in their most recent post].

I am passing this to these fellow bloggers
  1. Ally of What's Cooking today!! 
  2. Aruna Manikandan of VEGGIE PARADISE..... 
  3. SravsCulinaryConcepts of Srav's Culinary Concepts 
  4. Schmetterlingwords of SchmetterlingWords
  5. Savitha Ramesh of Savitha's Kitchen 
  6. Sandhya Hariharan of Sandhya's Kitchen
  7. Reshmi of Rasoi
  8. Now Serving of NOW SERVING ... 
  9. Neenu Praveen of My experiments with cooking
  10. Krithi's Kitchen of Krithi's Kitchen
  11. Pari of Foodelicious
  12. Divya Vikram of Dil Se..   
  13. Sharada of COOKING KRIYA 
  14. Ila of Cookerypoint - Ila's kitchen
  15. Aparna S Mallya of Apy Cooking!
Thank you one again Sonali and Reshmi!

Also Akila of Learning-to-cook has shared this award for participating in the event Dish Name starts with: F
Thank you Akila!

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. Congrats on ur award and thx. for sharing with me dear....
    cupcakes looks perfect and delicious :)

  2. I love coconut in any food, these cupcakes are so yummy. Congratulations on your award.

  3. Congrats on your award dear. Looks perfect and yummy!

  4. congrats ambreen.. wish u many more!! and thnx for sharing it with me.. will post it on my blog.
    The flavor of tangerine and feel of dessicated coconut in every bite make this cupcake a big YUM!!

  5. Congratulations on the award and love those scrumptious cupcakes.

  6. Congrats on ur award,Wat a fantastic recipe...sounds delicious..

  7. Congrats dear for ur awards and wish u many more !! Thanks for sharing me the award !!

    Cupcakes looks so soft and perfect !!

  8. congrats on ur award.........this cup cakes looks yummy.........even my last post was with coconuts................

  9. Woww cupcakes looks adorable and yummy...Congrats on ur awards, wish u many more..

  10. congrats on ur award, the cupcakes look yummy

  11. So fluffy n nice looking!
    Congrats on your award dear..well deserved!

    US Masala

  12. They look so moist and soft. Loved your version..

  13. how nice..looking so are awesome MashaAllah
    ps.thnx for the follow,i am following back with regards..

  14. Congrats on ur well deserved award...
    Thanks for passing me this award and thanks for remembering me :)

  15. Thank u AMbreen..accepted ur award..wll post it soon..Thanks a lot.

  16. the cupcakes look awesome, so soft and spongy. congrats on ur award!

  17. Congrats on your awards.
    Soft and moist cupcakes,looks so delicious.

  18. thanks for sharing the award dear!

  19. im accepting your award now, which is no excuse for anything, though i had things my way that simply was a turmoil for a while. thankyou for sharing the awards and thankyou for having hopped over to my space and appreciated me.Im ever so grateful!

  20. You're welcome Ally! Thanks for stopping by :)


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