Hummingbird Cupcakes

hummingbird cake muffinsMy cooking and baking has been heavily influenced by Instagram photography prompts recently.  And honestly, I’m really glad for the inspiration.  Some times I just can’t muster up the enthusiasm to scrounge through the pantry and cook dinner AGAIN.

metallic hummingbird muffinsSo when I was prompted by Interior Addicts #7vignettes to do something metallic, I went through all my props and found the inspiration to cook some cupcakes.  Upon further investigation I found that I had everything I needed to bake hummingbird cupcakes.

Where do you find your inspiration?

hummingbird cupcake

Hummingbird Cupcakes
Author: Clare Reilly
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Serves: 16
  • 1 cup coconut oil – melted
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 ripe bananas – mashed
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Beat eggs and sugar in mix-master until light and fluffy, slowly pour in the oil. Mix until well combined.
  2. Continue mixing while adding coconut, bananas and pineapple.
  3. Put flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a bowl, stir until combined.
  4. Add gradually to mix-master.
  5. Spoon into patty pans.
  6. Bake at 180*C for 25 mins


12 thoughts on “Hummingbird Cupcakes

  1. Isn’t it funny where we get our ideas Clare. I’m just as random as you. A certain cake tin or random ingredient will spark my imagination.
    I’m glad I’m not the only one who sometimes struggles to find the enthusiasm to cook dinner.

    1. I regularly can’t find the enthusiasm to cook dinner, but I usually manage to russel up something.

  2. Right now your page is my inspiration! I wanna make these now.
    My inspiration is usually just purely by chance. What I stumble upon. Often on a cooking show, in a supermarket mag or alike. I need more inspiration so I can keep my mojo going with cooking. If I get bored I fall into a i-hate-cooking pit which I dont enjoy.

  3. those sound delicious, I find a lot of my prompts are visual so instagram or what looks good at the farmers market.

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