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Day 308 – Pina Colada Cupcakes

4 Jun

It’s Wednesday.  It’s summer(ish).  And these Pina Colada Cupcakes (recipe below from Baked Perfection) might be just the thing to push us into the weekend.  And, good news for me, they’re non-alcoholic.  Even better for a mid-week treat!

Coconut-Pineapple-cake     Mini-Pineapple-Coconut

The cupcakes are soft and smooth and little muffin-like. They are sweet with a little vanilla-coconut flavor.

Coconut-Frosting

The frosting is thin. Somewhere between a glaze and a frosting. It’s very sugary. Mostly the flavor is sugar. I’m not sure I’d taste coconut or pineapple if I didn’t know they were in it. It taste more like a glaze of sugar and milk or water.

Note: I added an extra 2/3 cup powdered sugar and my frosting was still too thin to pipe. I used it as more of a glaze.

Pina-Colada-Cupcake     Mini-Pina-Colada

This is a very sweet cupcake. Very. Sweet. The pineapple and coconut flavors are a little more apparent when they’re together. But it’s still mostly about the sugar. It’s all about the sugar.

Pina-Colada-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 3
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 18

Mini-Pina-Colada-top

RECIPE

Pina Colada Cupcakes (recipe from Baked Perfection)

Pina Colada Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple in juice

Pina Colada Cupcakes:

  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 2  1/2 tablespoons coconut milk

For directions visit Baked Perfection.

*Tomorrow: Tiramisu Cupcakes*

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