Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pina Colada Cupcakes - Booze Cupcakes 2

These are another tasty way to make one of your favourite summer drinks into an innocent-looking cupcake!

I know most people absolutely love Pina Coladas, but I will admit that the intense coconut taste in most that I have had is a little bit much for me.  I tend to lean towards the Margaritas or Strawberry Daiquiris if given the option :) But the balance of coconut, pineapple, and sweet in these cupcakes is just right!

I just used the Pineapple Bliss Cupcake recipe and jazzed it up with some delicious coconut rum. As for the icing, I used coconut rum and some coconut extract to obtain a sweet coconut flavour.

These are so easy to make, the cupcakes only take 3 ingredients!

I then topped them off with a little bit of flaked coconut, and they were done!

Pina Colada Cupcakes

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 14 ounce can crushed pineapple, with the juice
  • 4 tbsp coconut rum 
  1. Preheat the oven according to the cake mix directions, and line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners
  2. Mix all three ingredients together until smooth
  3. Fill the cups 2/3 of the way full
  4. Bake according to the directions on the box
  5. Let cool, then ice with Pina Colada Icing
  6. Enjoy!
Pina Colada Icing
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • milk or whipping cream (optional)
  • 3 tbsp coconut rum
  • flaked coconut (optional)
  1. Cream the butter with the coconut extract and then add the icing sugar a cup at a time
  2. Add the coconut rum, and beat until smooth
  3. If the icing is still thick, you can add more coconut rum or milk 1 tbsp at a time until the desired consistency is reached
  4. Frost cooled Pina Colada Cupcakes
  5. Sprinkle on flaked coconut if using
  6. Enjoy!

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