Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lychee Cupcakes

Before I start with this recipe, I would just like to say something. I think that it is so funny how there are some blogs out there that I have commented on multiple times and asked questions, and never got a response. Some how, they found time to answer EVERYONE elses comments...except mine. It's funny to me how people get all these followers and then all the sudden think they are celebrities or something, and they are now too good for small time bloggers like me. YOU WRITE A FREAKING BLOG! Get over yourself! And, you know what else? We all have this common interest for the most part of being vegan, vegetarian, or health conscious. So I would think that you would want to help out fellow vegans or vegetarians with their journey. It's a good thing that I didn't rely on other people as a support system or I would have quit a long time ago! Ok, I am done.

Moving on...so as you guys know, my friend gave me a bunch of lychee the other day. I have been trying to figure out what to do with them. So here is my experimental cupcakes.
Lychee Cupcakes

2 cups flour (white or coconut works)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/3 cup raw sugar
pinch of salt
1/3 cup coconut oil
4 Tbsp chia seeds soaked in 6 Tbsp water
1/4 cup Kai lychee vodka
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 1/2 cups fresh lychee, chopped
2 tsp vanilla

Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredient separately. Mix everything together. Bakeat 350 for 25 minutes.

Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp coconut butter
1/4 cup coconut milk

Put the frosting on once the cupcakes are cool.

This was right out the oven bare...


...and this is with frosting. The frosting was pretty runny, but I am way more about taste than presentation. These were so tasty! They came out really dense and heavy, definitely not your light and fluffy cupcake. They were packed with flavor though! If you like lychee, you'll LOVE these!

11 comments:

  1. Those cupcakes look fantastic but Kai Lychee Vodka?! I don't believe that is available on 'The Mainland'.

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  2. WIsh I had some of those cupcakes....NOW!

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  3. Shen- thanks! You can actually use like a lychee syrup or some type of flavoring instead I am sure :)

    Stacy- they were really good but super sweet too :)

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  4. Those cupcakes sound fab: very interesting. I've never cooked/baked coconut flour...or lychee's for that matter. Great stuff: very exotic for sure!

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  5. Rose, there is a company that donated a few things to me to review. The company is called Edward & Sons. They sell coconut flour! This was my first time baking with lychee as well. Normally, I just eat it plain.

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  6. What a creative recipe! The cupcakes look so moist and delicious:)

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  7. Evergreen- thank you! They were tasty, but if I make them again, less sugar. They were super sweet.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog--I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying it. :) And I definitely share the mochi love (it's so addictive)! :P

    I've only ever eaten lychees raw and never tried baking with them. Sounds good, though. I'll need to give your recipe a try sometime so that my lychee-loving mom can enjoy them in cupcake form. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  9. Tiffany- it's good to find another mochi lover:) yes do try the cucakes, just don't add quite as much sugar as I did. Unless you enjoy really sweet!

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  10. Mmm noting the change in your blog name.

    I've only had lychee fresh. I don't recall ever cooking with them, unless my mum has. Anyway, I digress these do look good. I'd love to have a go at making them, but my husband does not like lychee, so its fresh variety for me and I'll drool over these instead.

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  11. Mangocheeks- thanks for the email<3 :) I keep changing my blog name, I am not sure what to call it, haha. My husband isn't the biggest fan either, but I had a bunch of lychee and didn't know what to do with them and wanted to try to make something other than just eat um all like I normally do :)

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