There’s nothing like a cupcake for a wee snack, if you can stop at one! These coconut flavoured little cakes are topped with slices of feijoa for a dash of flavour. The recipe comes via a blog called Wee Treats by Tammy, an Auckland-based mum, lawyer and foodie.


Makes 15


  • 150g butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ⅓ cup flour
  • ¾ cup coconut
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 feijoas, peeled and sliced


  1. Cream butter and sugar; beat in eggs, one at a time.
  2. Stir in flour, coconut and baking powder.
  3. Spoon into cupcake cases and top with a few slices of feijoa.
  4. Bake at 170ºC for 25 minutes.

When cold, spoon over a hot syrup made by stirring ¾ cup each of sugar and water and juice of 3 lemons over low heat until sugar is dissolved, then simmer for 5-10 minutes.