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Malibu Pina Colada Cupcakes


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  • Pina Colada Cupcakes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/3 c pineapple juice
  • 2 T rum
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 c all purpose flour
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/3 c crushed pineapple
  • 1/3 c shredded coconut ( I used unsweetened)
  • Malibu Syrup
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/4 c water
  • 2 T Malibu (or more, to taste
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t butter
  • Lime-Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1-2 c powdered sugar (to taste)
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 t malibu or vanilla


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Step 1

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.

For syrup, 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 cupcakes are cool, combine all ingredients except sugar using a hand mixer. add powdered sugar gradually to each desired sweetness and consistency.


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