Lemon and Coconut Mini Cakes

February 14, 2011thecoffeebreak

It’s always nice to start Monday with a little treat.  It doesn’t have to be anything complicated, just quick and easy one. 
 Monday is the busiest day of a week in our house.  There are always errands to be run or things to be cared of. And because my husband J. works hard so I could stay at home and take care of my little bundle of joy, all household duties are on my shoulders.  But since I really enjoy organizing and sorting out, I am happy to do that.
And what can make our day smoother and more pleasant? A treat, of course! These small cakes are light yet rich sure will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.
These little indulgences are another reason to look forward to Mondays : )

Prep time : 15-20 min
Cooking  time : 18-20 min
(Makes 12 mini cakes)
Ingredients:
Melted butter for greasing
175 g all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
120 g unsalted butter, softened
180 g sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbs grated lemon rind
2 eggs
60 ml lemon juice
150 ml coconut milk
Coconut flakes for sprinkling
Method:
 
Preheat oven to 180⁰C, grease 12 muffin tins and set aside.
In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
Beat butter, sugar, vanilla and lemon rind until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add in lemon juice and coconut milk then fold in flour mix.
Divide batter between 12 muffin tins and bake for 18-20 min or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool for 5 min before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely. 
Sprinkle with coconut flakes before serving.
What’s your busiest day?
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10 Comments

  • Lizzy

    February 14, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Love what magic those muffin tins do! Beautiful rose mini-cakes 🙂

  • thecoffeebreak

    February 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Thanks 😉

  • Anna C

    February 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks so much for your recent visit. The muffin size cakes are so pretty. My husband adores citrus flavoured desserts, and would surely love these.

  • Monet

    February 16, 2011 at 5:51 am

    These are so lovely…I can see how they could make any day brighter! Thank you for sharing such a delicious treat…and for your kind words on my own blog. They made my day!

  • PALATABLE

    February 17, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Looks beautiful and delicious! How to get that flower shape?

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

  • Joy

    February 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Those are adorable. I am loving how you shaped these.

  • thecoffeebreak

    February 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Palatable – I used rose shaped cake tins 🙂
    Anna C,Monet,Joy – thanks for visiting my blog!

  • Cristina {Teenie Cakes}

    March 1, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    These little mini coconut cakes are so pretty and must taste so good with the coconut milk. Luv the pan you used for these mini cakes!

  • thecoffeebreak

    March 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Cristina thanks for visiting my blog!

  • Angie’s Recipes

    July 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    They look so lovely! I am sure they taste as great as they look!

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