Spiced Coconut Cupcakes

Valerie Baking With Anna Olson

Yield: 18 cupcakes
Recipe: 124/200
“Back to Baking”, pp. 140

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     I had been craving cupcakes since the beginning of the quarantine and had yet to bake some. Normally I would go for moist comforting chocolate cupcakes, but yesterday I decided to try something new and made these spiced coconut cupcakes. The spice blend for this recipe seemed interesting and I was quite curious about the black pepper. I don’t think I’ve ever used black pepper in a dessert recipe before! Turns out that it works very well indeed.

Ingredients for cupcakes:

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons cake and pastry flour *
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon fancy molasses
  • 1 ½ teaspoon…

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