We decided to make some Piña Colada Cupcakes today for Caitie's grandma and aunt who are both Piña Colada fans. :) Obviously these ones weren't for Caitie to eat!! The recipe is from Bake It With Booze.
So first we preheated the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Then in a small bowl, Caitie mixed a third of a cup of rum, half a cup of coconut milk, quarter of a cup of coconut cream, quarter of a cup of pineapple juice and a teaspoon of vanilla essence. We used light coconut milk and light coconut cream so it did the least damage to Grandma and Aunty Andrea's diets!
Then in a large bowl, Caitie mixed one and a half cups of flour, one and a half teaspoons of baking powder, and half a cup of butter, creating a breadcrumb-like mixture. Then she added 3 eggs,a cup of white sugar, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, a cup of dessicated coconut and a cup of crushed pineapple.
We used mini muffin cases (again, to help with the diet!!) and the mixture was very runny. We baked them for about 17 minutes. The mix ended up not rising, but actually coming out slightly smaller than when it went in. They were very tiny mouthfuls! Never mind, I tasted one and they tasted pretty good. So then we made some icing...
We creamed a cup of butter and then added a tablespoon of rum, a tablespoon of coconut milk (light), a tablespoon of coconut cream (light), a teaspoon of vanilla and about 4 cups of icing sugar. I know, that's a lot of icing sugar by anyone's standards. Don't panic though, we didn't even use half the icing!
After piping the icing on, we coloured some coconut with some red food colouring, mixed it with a fork, and then Caitie sprinkled it over the cupcakes.
Don't they look amazing????