Un/sweetened Coconut

Baking By sadie423 Updated 24 Jul 2010 , 3:26am by auzzi

sadie423 Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 6:20pm
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The recipe I have for Italian Cream Cupcakes calls for unsweetened coconut and I can't find it in any of the stores around here- only sweetened.

I have an order for Sunday for the cupcakes....can I use the sweetened and and reduce the sugar, or leave the sugar the same and just use the sweetened coconut? (recipe calls for 2 cups sugar, 2 cups unsweetened coconut) I was thinking 1.5 cups sugar....I never bake with coconut really since I don't care for it so I have no clue how sweet it is or how it would affect the taste.

Thanks!!
Sarah

4 replies
cheriej Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 6:26pm
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If you have a health food store near you, they should have it. Whole Foods is a chain and they would have it.

jsmith Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 6:37pm
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I'd use the sweetened coconut and not change anything. I think it will taste better that way. Italian cream is basically vanilla cake with coconut and pecans

tweeter_bug98 Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 6:53pm
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I have seen unsweetened coconut at health food stores that carry organic items. If not, I would add the sweetened coconut and not change a thing.

auzzi Posted 24 Jul 2010 , 3:26am
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Indian, and most asian, supermarkets carry unsweetened coconut

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