Thursday, May 10, 2007

Coconut Lemon Cupcakes

Vegan cupcakes took over my world yesterday. I baked them for a friend's birthday soiree. Just follow the recipe on pg. 107, and add lemon everywhere it says lime! (no limes left after 5 May...) The coconut flavor is abundant: coconut oil, coconut extract, coconut milk, Let's Do Organic finely shredded coconut, and topped with LDO coconut flakes. Whew, that's a whole lot of coconut, and if you're a fan like me, you must try these cakes.



I see a cupcake carrier in my future, but they all made it to the party just fine, and the lemon on top helped protect them.

Today is my birthday, and I have it narrowed down to two cakes -- one of which Art will bake tomorrow...
For now, it's off to the YMCA for my favorite dance class. She plays hip music like Tribe Called Quest & George Clinton!

26 comments:

zeenes said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!

springsandwells said...

Happy Birthday Vicki!
Those lemon coconut cuppers look great... and your dance class with George Clinton music sounds awesome!

:) Hope you have a great day today.

scottishvegan said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fantastic day! Your cupcakes are gorgeous.

shaun.marie said...

now i'm re-inspired to make cupcakes. yum! and happy birthday!

maybepigscanfly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VICKI! Your special coconut cupcakes sure do sound like the perfect treat for your special day. Have fun at dance class, and don't forget to let Art and the girls spoil you!

-Teresa

Dreena said...

Yayyy! Happy B-Day to you!!! :) Your cupcakes are gorgeous, and I hope your birthday cake is just as lovely (and delicious)!

I'd love to be at that dance class with you - sounds like a blast. :)

Enjoy your special day!

Theresa said...

Happy birthday Vicki!

Judging by Art's tofu/peaches creation, your birthday cake should be delicious!

Midwest Vegan said...

You're cupcakes look beautiful, but I keep going back to the photo of your poundcake. I haven't had poundcake since going veg. It looks so yummy.

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laura jesser said...

Those look cute! All my life I was never a fan of coconut desserts... Now I'm slowly beginning to appreciate it, so maybe some day I'll be able to proudly say I love these little beauties!

laura jesser said...

Oh my goodness... I did mean to mention HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I can't wait to see what Art bakes for you...

Johanna3 said...

i love coconut!!!


Feliz cumpleaños !!!!!!!!!! :)

Jessica said...

Those are colorful and cute cupcakes!Hope that u had a wonderful time in your friend's birthday soirée. happy Birthday to your friend!

turquoise cro said...

wHAT CAKE DID YOU decide on???!!! Those cupcakes are GORGEOUS!!! just like YOU!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! went out to seeeeeeeeeeee MOM yesterday and took her birthday lovins too! xoxoxoxooxox, Cinda

chase said...

Happy Birthday Vicki! Those cupcakes looks awesome. I would love to make those but the shortage of coconuts here somewhat hinders me to make this fab recipe

Urban Vegan said...

I'd be cuckoo for those coco cuppers.

I'd love a cupcake carrier, but I really don't have the room :(

aTxVegn said...

Happy Birthday, Vicki! The cupcakes are beautiful! I'm sure they were a hit at the party. I can't wait to see what Art bakes for you!

aTxVegn said...

I left a comment on the post below too!

Carrie™ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VICKI!! Your cupcakes look smashing!! I'm a big fan of lemon and coconut and having them together would be heaven! Can't wait to see what kind of a cake Art made for you.

bazu said...

Happy Birthday Vicki! I hope you had the cake, the dance class, and everything else of your dreams, because you deserve it. That dance class sounds so fun. And I like your cupcake carrying idea-I've used a muffin tin, and also a deep pyrex dish. Like Urban Vegan, I don't have any room for a cupcake carrier.

Tanya Kristine said...

Aww...happy birthday Vicki!

and those lemon cakes look so delicate and lovely!

Liliy said...

Mmmmm...Cupcakes! And coconut too! I think Dreena posted about this really good buy on a cupcake carrier a while back, if you want to check it out.

Liliy said...

Oops, I forgot... Happy Birthday!

theONLYtania said...

Very pretty cupcakes! You always have those big coconut flakes and they always look so neat.

And a happy mother's day to you! And belated birthday!

Candi said...

Wow, I love coconut and lemon combined! Your cupcakes look so springy (as in the season...not as in 'bouncy') Lol! Yum!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Your birthday is one day before mine! Cool! Anyhow, I hope you had a great time! I wonder which cake Art baked? :)

Mikaela said...

Well, happy birthday, lady! I hope your new year is filled with much love, peace, laughter and hugs :D