Cherry Ripe Cup Cakes

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Conditions were ripe for baking this afternoon. The combination of rainy weather and bored kids nagging for a treat sent me to the pantry in earnest. We ploughed into some extreme freestyle cookery. Working without a recipe is much like offroading without a GPS. Using  only my finely tuned instincts as a guide I ended up with Cherry Ripe Cup Cakes.


125 g butter

A few heaped tablespoons of brown sugar (how come you taste so good now, yeh yeh yeh wooooooooooooooooo)

2 heaped tablespoons of cocoa powder

2 eggs

1 cup shredded coconut

1 tin of cherries

2 cups self raising flour

Method to my madness

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and cocoa powder. Stir in coconut and cherries. Stir in sifted flour. Put mixture into cake patties and cook for about 15 minutes.

Too Easy!

Dont let your kids eat all the cherries before you start


At this point in the proceedings P1 sneered “How are you going to make that into a cake?”


Trust me – its cake..


My offroading metaphor is appropriate for the finished product. It looks like a muddy dirt track but tastes alot better.


When cupcakes go offroad…


P1 enjoys the fruits of my labour

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