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Yoghurt Week - Day Five

It's day five of Yoghurt Week.

Today I have taken a chocolate cupcake recipe and added yoghurt and coconut. The cupcakes raised beautifully and the coconut really improved the flavour. I spoiled the frosting somewhat, because I was in a rush. If you follow the recipe the frosting will be beautiful, unfortunately I decided to cut corners and melt the butter, so while it does taste good, it isn't as smooth as it could be.

Chocolate & Coconut Cupcakes

¾ cup Total Greek Yoghurt
3 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 ¼ cups caster sugar
1 ¼ cups self raising flour
4 tbsp cocoa powder
1 ½ cups dessicated coconut
a pinch of salt
175g unsalted butter melted

chocolate frosting

50g (8 squares) dark chocolate
70g/1 stick of butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar


12 white chocolate buttons with sprinkles

Fill a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.

Preheat the oven to 190c/fan oven 170c/gas mark 5.

Melt the butter and set aside.

In a jug, mix together the yoghurt, eggs and vanilla extract.

Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Pour in the yoghurt mixture and the melted butter. Fold in, but don't over mix.

Pour the mixture into the paper cases. The mixture will come quite high up the sides.

Bake for 20 minutes. A skewer will come out clean once they are ready.

Leave to cool in the tray for a while and then move to a cooling rack.

To make the frosting, blend the softened butter with the icing sugar. add the icing sugar a little at a time. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and then add it gradually to the frosting. Spread the frosting onto the cupcakes and top with a button.

Makes 12 cupcakes


  1. Aye end off with a decadent cupcake. Quick, no one's looking, let's eat five!

  2. that frosting sounds like the icing on the cake - so to speak - delicious - I am sure cooper just wants one to play with

  3. One's enough for me Peter, but you are welcome to five :D

    Good pun Johanna :)

  4. Looks pretty good to me! Going to have to give this recipe a try ;0)

  5. Did you replace something with the yogurt or does it stand alone as its own ingredient? Nice looking cakes.

  6. Looks good to me! I haven't tried putting yoghurt in a cake mix.

  7. The coconut is really lovely in these Chele, although you don't appreciate the lovely flavour until they are cool.

    Thanks TB, I juggled a few cupcake recipes around. The yoghurt was used in place of buttermilk, I changed ground almonds to coconut and I added the cocoa.

    It worked really well Rachel, use it instead of milk or buttermilk and it should work out well :)

  8. Awe these look so cute and delish. I love those white choc sprinkled buttons ;o)


  9. Another delicious looking recipe - you've been really creative with your yogurt stash, but these I find particularly appealing - odd that!

  10. Yeah, I loved those buttons too Maria, until I accidentally dropped the packet and sprinkles rushed everywhere. What a mess. I think I will be finding them in unexpected places for the rest of the week.

    Hmmmmmmmmm, not that you are biased towards chocolate recipes or anything Choclette, hehe!

    They are rather special Sophie :)

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  12. I made the cupcakes today and they taste amazing! I made a different icing because I wanted a coconut and lime topping, which was a flop but the cupcake recipe itself is so easy and pretty foolproof.
    Thanks for this!


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