Friday, February 17, 2012

Pina Colada Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream Frosting

I LOVE coconut! & I LOVE pineapple! Here is a real tropical treat that everybody loves!

Pina Colada Cupcakes
1 box yellow cake mix
1/3 cup veg or canola oil
1/4 cup water

1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
3 eggs
1 tsp coconut extract
1 tsp rum extract
shredded coconut (garnish)

Heat oven to 375 degrees, and fill muffin tin with paper liners.
In a large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, water, 1 tsp rum extract, the pineapple w/juice, & eggs with an electric mixer. Scrape down sides and mix on medium speed for 2 min. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. (makes 24)
Bake 14-19 min, or till toothpick comes out clean. Prepare frosting while cupcakes cool.

Buttercream Frosting

3/4 cup butter softened
1/4 cup shortening ( I like the butter flavored )
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 lbs powdered sugar (for coconut frosting, add 1 tsp rum extract & 1 tsp coconut extract)

Combine all in a mixer alternating the powdered sugar and the milk. Mix to frosting consistency & pipe onto cupcakes. Top each cupcake with shredded coconut.

1 comment:

  1. These sound delicious and I love how easy they are to make. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary