It's my birthday :-) I wrote a post last year on my birthday and it's interesting to see the evolutionary change in my blog-writing style. Hopefully, it has gotten better.
Well, I didn't go to bed until after 2am this morning. Why? Well, frankly, my complaint is this: why can't anyone bake me a birthday cake? Break out the violins! I mean, really, I bake and cook for everyone else... why can't I get it in return? Maybe this means I'm truly missing my mother as she's away on her trip.
Well, since no one made me anything, I decided to take it into my own hands. I decided to make myself a pineapple coconut cake. Those are two of my most favorite ingredients in the world, one of the best combinations ever. However, I decided to do it without a recipe. Yup... that's very bright--setting myself up for disappointment on the cusp of my birthday! I looked in the pantry to see what ingredients I had and threw things together.
I mixed, I melted, I stirred and poured. I poured the batter into two round cake pans and let it bake. And what happened? The bottoms and sides were a little burned :-( I have a bad track record with cakes not turning out right and this was no exception. Bah humbug. However, I still had lots of batter left so I decided to do what I do better--make cupcakes. I hauled out my muffin tins and cupcake liners and filled them up and baked them in the oven. The result? Way better.
Thus, the birth of these pineapple coconut cupcakes made from scratch and with an original recipe, whoo-hoo! They are incredibly delicious, moist, and reminiscent of lying on a tropical beach, watching a golden sunset. I smeared some cream cheese frosting I had on the top of some; I think it adds a bit of specialness to the cupcake without detracting away from the great flavors. I'll write more about these in the future after I've tested out the recipe some more but, I thought I'd give you something to drool over. Happy birthday to the rest of the Tax Day babies out there :-)