Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Don't you just love the tropics? I do! And I really enjoy just sitting on the beach enjoying a cool pina colada. Yum! Well, we can bring the tropics home with these great cupcakes! Filled with all the great flavors of the drink, this is one cupcake you won't want to miss!

  • 1 (18.25 oz) box yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 3 eggs
  • Whipped Cream
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  1. Heat oven to 375°. Place paper baking cup in 24 muffin cups.

  2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, water, 1 tsp rum extract, pineapple, and eggs with an electric or stand mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat an medium speed for 2 minutes, Divide batter equally between muffin cups.

  3. Bake 15-22 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Remove from pan; cool completely.

  4. Stir coconut extract and 1 tsp run extract into whipped cream. Spread onto cupcakes. Dip tops of frosted cupcakes into coconut.