AHas anyone tried pumpkin cupcakes/cake with coconut buttercream frosting? Is that a good combination of flavors? TIA!
I probably wouldn't be a fan of that combo, but I know a lot of people make carrot cake with coconut so you could always give it a try.
AYes, I've done carrot with coconut.....wanted to see if anyone's tried pumpkin and coconut :) And I have a bad case of flu this week so can't taste and detect flavors myself :( Thanks Annie!
I would not be a fan of that combo. My taste buds like cinnamon, vanilla or cream cheese with pumpkin.
I wouldn't do coconut as there are probably plenty of spices on that pumpkin cake (or there should be). To my taste, plain cream cheese will be more than enough contrast.
AOkay! Thank you so much for the replies! So coconut's out! Thank you!
Sounds gross. I love pumpkin and I love coconut, but the two together sound gross.
I like cream cheese icing with pumpkin cake, sometimes flavoured with just a tiny, tiny, tiny bit of orange zest.
I don't like coconut. About the only coconut-containing confection I ever liked was the old BC "Vienna Dream Bars" bar-cookie mix. And in my reconstruction and reimagining of it ("Innsbruck Dream Bars"), I replaced the coconut flakes in other reconstructions with a 50-50 mix of almond flakes (made by running sliced almonds through a hand-crank nut-chopper) and long-cooking rolled oats. (And the nuts are a 50-50 mix of chopped cashews and macadamias, from the same nut-chopper.)
This thread-hijack is now concluded. We now return to your regularly scheduled thread. (PM me if you want the recipe, though.)
I think if I were making a pumpkin cake, I'd be inclined to go with a maple or maple-cinnamon BC (PM me for that recipe, as well; mine is made with Vermont Grade B, for its robustness), or just a plain vanilla BC.
So on the customer's insistence, I had to make pumpkin cupcakes with buttercream mixed with sweetened coconut and topped with flaked coconut. I tasted one..and loved it!! It didn't taste bad or out of place at all!!! So any of you interested might want to give it a try!! :D
AI'll take your word for it;-)
ASure Anna! Try it and see! Just received a message from the customer that they really liked them!