I don't particularly care for Ina Garten's show on the Food Network... like at all... but I have to admit - I love her recipe for coconut cupcakes. I've made them three different times now. (With only minor adaptations). I made these for our Memorial Day barbecue that my sister hosted.
These are just pre-coconut topped.
I keep meaning to make my own recipes and then never do it... But last week, I finally tried making a cake that was all my own creation!
It turned out to be sort of like a brownie cake.
With a chocolate buttercream frosting.
There were a couple of problems. It was a little bit dry and the middle fell in on the top layer. It was very fragile.
Still, I thought it tasted pretty good! I will make a couple adjustments next time, but at least I finally tried it out.