So far I have only tried one recipe to test on the office coworkers. It looked great, but is it a winner? I am getting a mix of preferred coconut combos from the testers. Some want a sweet coconut, chocolate, almond, caramel kind of thing. Others think the fruity, tropical, fresh and light combo would be good. On top of the flavour, I have to figure out how to present it. Do I go whimsical or fancy? So many options, but which one is a winner?
Here is a delicious cupcake I made as a tester:
It's a vanilla cake but I replaced the milk for a coconut milk, which gave it a beautiful, moist texture, but the coconut taste was very light. I filled the center with a coconut cream filling, then topped it off with a mango buttercream (made from a fresh puree). The kiwi, strawberry, and mango on top gave it some great colour.
Personally, I loved this one. It tasted great and was so fresh and light. BUT...would the majority of the people pick it over a chocolaty combo?
I would love to get some opinions from you on this one - please let me know!