Monday, June 23, 2008

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Everyone loves a cupcake that taste like your favorite drink! And what a GREAT summer treat. I made these for a work potluck so i didn't try to make them with liquor but i'm sure that would be taste too! So here's my Pina Colada Cupcakes that is taken from the Coconut Cup Cakes on Katie's Blog.

2 1/4 c. sifted cake flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 2/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 (13.5-ounce) milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2ish tsp coconut extract, i did it to taste so not sure how much.
Most of a small can of drained crushed pineapple.

Whipped vanilla frosting
1/2 bag of shredded coconut

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Coat cupcake pan with cooking spray with flour for baking
-Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
-Place sugar and butter in mixer and mix until well blended (for about 5 minutes).
-Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
-Add flour mixture and milk alternately to sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
-Stir in vanilla and coconut extract.
-Stir in pineapple
-Pour batter into prepared pans.
-Sharply tap the pans once on countertop to remove air bubbles.
-Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
-Cool in pans 10 minutes on wire racks, and remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.

-When cupcakes are completely cool, frost with whipped vanilla frosting and roll tops in shredded coconut.
Top with a Cherry and Serve!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMGOSH! I LOVE the idea of making them into pina colada cupcakes. These look AMAAAAAZING! I'm going to have to do this too!!!