Malibu Pina Colada Cupcakes

Photo by Kerry J.
Adapted from illeatyou.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from illeatyou.com

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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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