Natural cupcake flavours – simply delicious

You would imagine after making three wedding cakes and 250 cupcakes for my sister-in-law’s wedding at the weekend, I would be running a mile from making anything remotely cake related!

Well, after the cake specialist, Sugar And Crumbs,  sent me some all natural flavourings to make a batch of cupcakes I was itching to try them.  I was quite intrigued, as the new flavour was chocolate and coconut, perfect combo!

I made up this sample pack with a usual recipe for cupcakes:

3 eggs

6oz butter

6oz caster sugar

6oz flour

teaspoon of vanilla paste

After mixing the ingredients together I added the chocolate and coconut mixture. When I opened the packet, the smell that hit me was amazing. I wish this was smell-a-vision!

The chocolate mixture wasn’t too chocolaty, is was a really good balance of the two ingredients.  I also thought the packaging had been thought of really well as it came in a re-sealable pouch.  Which is great when you purchase the larger quantities and don’t want to use the whole thing.

The sample pouch I received said it made 12 cupcakes, but my recipe made 18.  Which I thought may effect the taste and intensity of the flavours, but it didn’t.

The cupcakes took about 15 mins to bake. The smell was tremendous.  Filled the whole house.

I let the cupcakes cool and decorated the tops, with the help of my children, with some vanilla buttercream icing and chocolate hundreds and thousands.

The taste test:

They were delicious.  I’m especially happy that the flavouring is all natural, so I had no qualms about letting the children have one…or two! The chocolate didn’t overpower the coconut and the coconut didn’t overpower the chocolate.

I really liked this flavour, it is like eating a cake version of a bounty (as it’s chocolate and coconut). I loved it and to be honest, my favourite part of the cake process is tasting the mixture.  I ate one of these straight from the oven as I was so eager to try it!

I highly recommend this.  Stay tuned for more recipes as I have a few other samples to try:

Pink Lemonade icing

Coconut and Lime icing

I don’t think I will be able to get out of the front door soon!!  But who cares!


Disclaimer: I was the sent the above product to review.  All opinions and views are my own.


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