PinterTest Kitchen 6: Malibu Cupcakes
We went missing in case you didn’t notice.
Missing in Maui.
Post on that forthcoming.
In the meantime, I’m in denial that I’m home.
So I’m baking with tropical booze.
I pinned these a while back.
And they were calling my name.
In honor of our week in island paradise.
And my back-to-reality denial.
I made a few adjustments, based on the comments under the original post.
And my new need to add sour cream to every cake batter I prepare.
I also doubled the recipe because as it was, it only yielded 14 cupcakes.
Which is an unacceptable quantity for these tasty, tropical treats.
They are a big, huge Aloha win.
Ono. Hawaiian for delicious.
Which has nothing to do with delicious.
First of all, the recipe calls for 155 ingredients.
But I tell you it is worth it.
Pretend there is sour cream there, too.
I added it later.
For the cupcakes you’ll need:
2 sticks, salted butter, melted and cooled
2/3 cup pineapple juice
4 tbsp Malibu rum
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
.5 tsp salt
1/2 cup sour cream
zest from one lime
1 cup crushed pineapple
1 cup shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350. Line cupcake pan.
Beat together melted butter, pineapple juice, Malibu rum and vanilla.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until blended.
In separate bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients to wet, gradually.
Add sour cream and lime zest.
Fold in pineapple and coconut.
Fill liners 3/4 of the way and bake 20-22 minutes.
While cupcakes are still warm top with
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c water
2 tbsp Malibu rum
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp butter
Bring sugar and water to boil over medium heat.
After 2 minutes, add Malibu rum, vanilla and butter.
Let cook 3-5 minutes more until syrupy.
Lightly glaze tops of cupcakes with syrup.
Lime Cream Cheese Frosting
1 stick butter
8 oz cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
juice and zest of one lime
1 tsp Malibu rum or vanilla
Combine all ingredients, except powdered sugar.
Add powdered sugar gradually to reach desired sweetness and consistency.
Can’t recommend them enough.
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