Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cupcakes and scan

Oh cupcakes how I love thee. And so does modernhaus who recently thrilled me with a link to Ming's delicious cupcakes and cookies.  Get a load of that foodporn gals. If that doesn't get your salivary glands going then pshaw, what on earth would?

Soooo...guess what I've been doing lately (besides shooting up loads of expensive and unfun drugs)?? Yup - baking cupcakes, though not Ming's 'cause I only saw hers today. 

I baked these Blueberry and Lemon Coconut cupcakes ...

and then I iced them with lemon icing ...

... and soon I'm going to have a cup of decaffeinated tea and eat some!

Blueberry and Lemon Coconut cupcakes (for substitutions and americano understandingses go search at OChef)
  • 125g butter, soft
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tsp finel grated lemon rind
  • 2 extra large eggses
  • 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • a couple of handfuls of frozen or fresh blueberries

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F) or a bit lower if fan-forced.
  2. Beat butter and sugar 'til light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in lemon rind and eggs, one at a time, beating between additions.
  4. Fold in flour and coconut alternately with the sour cream.
  5. Spoon mix into paper-lined 12 cup regular muffin tray.
  6. Poke about 4 blueberries into each cupcake. (You can put half the mix in, then poke a couple of berries in, then put the other half of the mix over the top and poke more berries in if you feel like it.)
  7. Bake for 20 mins, then remove to a rack and cool.

Ice with Lemon Icing - which has to be the easiest icing ever.

Sift a cup of icing sugar into a bowl and drizzle enough lemon juice over to make a sticky icing, not too stiff and not too runny. Then spread it over the cooled cupcakes. Drool.

Thank you back of the frozen blueberry packet, I thought that recipe looked delicious and I was right!

Tomorrow is CD8 and I go for a scan in the morning to see if my ovaries have woken up after 5 days of stimming. I'd like a couple of good follicles and a couple of good eggs (followed by good embryo/s, a healthy pregnancy and a live lovely birth) please Universe.


  1. Those look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Sounds like a reasonable request. I hope those ovaries are working. Cupcakes look delish.

  3. Those look super yummy! Can't do the blueberries but maybe some chocolate chips? Let's go Pundelina Follies!! Crossing fingers for some good numbers for you.

  4. Yum! Yum! In the tum tum! They look awesome! Looking forward and crossing everything that can be crossed for you that this cycle is the best one yet! Best wishes, Lady!

  5. Ooh great recipe, will try these soon!

    Good luck for tomorrow, which by now is today


  6. Oh wow, that is some reaaaaal baking porn. I love that. I think I'm going to do nmber 23, lemon meringue. Yep, exciting way to spend a Monday night, for sure.

    Now Universe, listen up, and give Pundelina her order.

  7. Sounds delish!! I've been on a muffin kick lately. I did whole wheat blueberry muffins a few days ago and today I made oatmeal muffins. YUM!!!

  8. I've made these twice in the last week, but with frozen blackberries i picked last autumn, instead of blueberries. Absolutely delicious!


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