Jeremiah 1:5-10 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” 6 “Alas, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”
But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.
Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”
Today is my husband’s birthday. We had a very busy day planned, none of it really related to his birthday. I knew we would be running from pillar to post so I was stumped on what I could do to celebrate on the run! Then it hit me – CHOCOLATE — one can never go wrong with chocolate! When we were celebrating our anniversary in July at Monteagle Inn they served a divine treat that was a little ball of chocolate cake on the outside and a coconut mounds-type filling on the inside. It was wonderful. I immediately asked for the recipe only to discover that it was purchased from SYSCO, a marketer and distributor of food service products. I have been searching for a recipe to re-create that little ball of chewy, chocolatey delight ever since. So, what better time to try out a new recipe than a special occasion! I am sure that you wouldn’t take a chance on a new recipe for a special occasion, but I believe I inherited this trait from my mother! For as long as I can remember, we will be sitting down to a special dinner — usually with company present — when she casually mentions, “I’ve never actually made this before.” To my mom’s credit, she has had more successes than failures when it comes to serving up a company meal! Today was my turn to try out something new, just in time for my sweetheart’s birthday! I wasn’t disappointed and he wasn’t either! The best part — we were able to share it with our Alabama kids and granddaughter!
|Chocolate Coconut Joy Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting|
In another bowl, combine the powdered sugar, coconut and condensed milk.
Divide half the batter into 12 cup cake tins.
Top with remaining cake batter.
Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack.
Place over a pot of boiling water and continue to stir until chocolate is melted and the ganache is smooth.
Once each cupcake has been covered once, go back and dip the cupcakes in the ganache for a second time.
Top with flaked or toasted coconut if desired.