Start with a plain old cupcake. Add pineapple, Malibu, and coconut. Bake. Hit it with a syrup made of sugar and Malibu, just for that extra rummy goodness. Frost with your standard cream cheese frosting zinged up with lime juice and zest. Top with a lime wedge. Smile, relax, and swim. The man will be around with another one soon, and you can charge it to your hotel room.
I mixed these up for Cupcake Hero, an event I have been meaning to participate in forever. This month's theme was to combine any two of the past themes. I chose lime and liquor. Check out other entries through the end of the month here
I'm gonna go for a twofer and submit these also to Sugar HIgh Friday: Cupcakes. yeah!
Man With a Tray Cupcakes
Pina Colada Cupcakes
adapted from Crazy About Cupcakes by Krystina Castella
1 sitck unslated butter, melted and cooled
1/3 c pineapple juice
2 T rum
1 t vanilla
1.5 c all purpose flour
1 c granulated sugar
1 t baking powder
.5 t baking soda
.25 t salt
1/3 c crushed pineapple
1/3 c shredded coconut ( I used unsweetened)
preheat oven to 350. line cupcake pan.
beat together melted butter, pineapple juice, rum and vanilla. add eggs, one at a time, mixing until well blended.
in a separate bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
with mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients to wet, gradually. fold in pineapple and coconut.
fill liners 3/4 of the way. bake 20-25 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.
While still warm, top with
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c water
2 T Malibu (or more, to taste
1 t vanilla
1 t butter
bring sugar and water to a boil over med-high heat. after 2 minutes, add malibu, vanilla and butter. let cook 3-5 minutes more until syrupy.
when cool, frost with
Lime-Cream Cheese Frosting
1 stick of butter
8oz cream cheese
1-2 c powdered sugar (to taste)
juice and zest of 1 lime
1 t malibu or vanilla
combine all ingredients except sugar using a hand mixer. add powdered sugar gradually to each desired sweetness and consistency.