Day 343 – Pina Colada Cupcakes

9 Jul

Every Wednesday requires a little pick-me-up.  Right?  Maybe a cocktail…even if it’s non-alcoholic!  Pina Colada Cupcakes (recipe below from Glorious Treats).

Pineapple-Cupcake     Mini-Pineapple-Cupcake

The cupcakes are chewy and somewhere between moist and oily. They have a very sweet flavor. Very fruity. My mind didn’t jump right to pineapple. I was somewhere between a melon and an apple at first. So pineapple seems accurate…

Coconut-Frosting

The frosting is smooth, creamy and soft. It has a nice, sweet cream cheese flavor with a strong coconut taste.

Note: You can add dark rum to the frosting in place of milk. I opted for milk. But you have options!

Pina-Colada-Cupcake     Mini-Pina-Colada-Cupcake

This is definitely a Pina Colada. Ok. A virgin Pina Colada. A good strong coconut flavor. Very sweet. With that hint of pineapple that takes a bit of a backseat, but is still there.

Pina-Colada-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 18.5

Mini-Pina-Colada-top

RECIPE

Pina Colada Cupcakes (recipe from Glorious Treats)

Cupcakes:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups canned crushed pineapple (drained slightly)

Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • ½ cup (1 stick/8 Tablespoons) butter (cool)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (directly from fridge)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (always use pure vanilla extract if possible)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract (you may want to start with just 1 teaspoon of coconut extract, you can always add more, but you can’t take it out!)
  • 4 cups powdered confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream, heavy whipping cream or milk OR Dark Rum

For directions visit Glorious Treats.

*Tomorrow: PBJ Cupcakes*

 

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