Happy Birthday Mr. P

Today is my husband’s birthday and I simply couldn’t not make him birthday cupcakes.  I made his favorite cupcake recipe but added a bit of Island flavor.  I used a vanilla cupcake recipe from Food and Wine and stuffed it with a guava filling and topped it with my favorite vanilla buttercream then dipped it in coconut, simply divine!

I made the guava filling by placing about 1/2 cup of guava paste with 2-3 tbsp of water in the microwave on high for 1 minute.  It should have the consistency of jam or preserves.    I cut a  hole in top of the cupcake and filled the space with guava and replaced the top.   Then you frost as normal.  Its a cute surprise to bite into a seemingly normal cupcake and find a ooey gooey guava center.  I love this combination of guava and coconut, very complimentary and tropical!

Oozing with Guava filling.



  1. Damali
    August 2, 2010 / 1:48 pm

    Very cute. I love that combo!

  2. August 3, 2010 / 11:11 pm

    Ohh, what a pretty little treat. I love that it looks like a snowball. Adorable!

  3. August 4, 2010 / 4:58 am

    what a beautiful cupcake! the coconut looks so delicious and that great guava filling….yummmmmm

  4. August 4, 2010 / 6:15 am

    wow! I want one of these now! I love coconut and that guava filling sounds amazing! 🙂

  5. RavieNomNoms
    August 4, 2010 / 6:55 am

    How perfectly gorgeous!

  6. August 4, 2010 / 11:54 am

    I’m a recent coconut lover! The coconut in combo with the guava filling is a Tropical Dream! Thanks for the wonderful post, and congrats on the Top 9!

  7. August 4, 2010 / 6:38 pm

    These cupcakes rock! Coconut and guava?! You are my new cupcake star! I love your other posts as well, I like the tropical fruits used in your cooking ~~~ megan

  8. August 10, 2010 / 5:35 pm

    Oh! These cupcakes are SO cute 🙂