Drunken Butter Rum Cupcakes PRINT
|For the Cupcakes|
|1||cup pecans, chopped|
|½||cup coconut flakes|
|1||(18½ ounce) box butter recipe cake mix (or yellow if you cant find it)|
|1¾||ounces vanilla instant pudding mix (about half a standard packet)|
|4||eggs, room temperature|
|½||cup whole milk, cold|
|½||cup vegetable oil|
|½||cup dark rum|
|For the Butter Rum Glaze|
|½||cup unsalted butter|
|½||cup dark rum|
|For the Rum Buttercream frosting|
|16||ounces confectioners' sugar|
|½||cup butter, softened|
|1½||teaspoons vanilla extract|
|4||tablespoons dark rum, plus up to 2 tablespoons more, as needed|
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Line muffin pan with paper liners.
Toast pecan and coconut over medium heat in a dry skillet for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
Combine all cake ingredients in a large stainless steel bowl. Beat for 2 minutes on high with electric mixer. Stir in pecans and coconut flake mixture reserving about 1/3 cup for garnishing later.
Pour batter into prepared cups.
Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out of center completely clean.
Place on a cooling rack. Prick top of cupcakes with toothpick. ALLOW TO COOL COMPLETELY.
For glaze:. Melt butter in saucepan.
Stir in 1/4 cup of the rum and sugar.
Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat.
Stir in remaining 1/4 cup of rum.
For Frosting: Before starting, place your stainless steel bowl and the arms for mixer into the freezer, for about 5 minutes. The cold bowl and arms form stiffer peaks in your frosting.
In large bowl, with mixer at medium-low speed, beat sugar, butter, vanilla, and 4 tablespoons rum until blended.
Increase speed to medium-high; beat until light and fluffy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.
Beat in more rum as needed for desire consistency for frosting.
To finish cupcakes: Dip tops of cupcakes into Butter Rum Glaze and allow excess to drop off before placing back down. This part can get a bit messy.
Pipe on dollops of frosting, I usually leave some of the cupcake showing cause the glaze is so shiny and pretty. 21 Drizzle a small amount of remaining drizzle over top of frosting. Sprinkle with remaining pecan and coconut.