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15 Sep 2010

National Cupcake Week: Pina Colada Cupcakes

Day three of national cupcake week and I'm still here, still baking and still doing the bloody washing up ;)  I decided on these pina colada cupcakes as tonight is Pet Lambs first outing at Dixies Dollhouse Burlesque Night, and as a fun theme we chose to have a cocktail cupcake bar.  Neat idea huh?  Everything on offer tonight is going to be laced with booze and sugar, the perfect combination.  Tune in for the rest of the week to see what other cocktail concoctions I came up with ;)




Pina Colada Cupcakes

110g butter
125g plain flour
150g self raising flour
225g caster sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
120ml coconut milk 

Small tin of pineapple chunks, chopped finely
2 free range eggs

Frosting:
110g butter
350g icing sugar
2/3 tsp coconut milk
 


First preheat the oven to 180C or 160C fan assisted and line a muffin tray with cupcake cases.

Cream together the sugar and butter till light and creamy.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each addition. Sift together the two flours into a bowl and add the vanilla extract to the coconut milk.

Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the batter alternating with 1/2 of the milk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour.  Fill each case 3/4 full of the batter and bake for 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

Once cool make the frosting by combining the butter with the icing sugar.  Add the milk, spoon by spoon until you achieve the correct piping consistency.

Pipe your cakes into a pretty swirl before decorating with weeny straws and cocktail umbrellas.



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6 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy National Cupcake Week! Your cupcakes are so pretty.

Cheers,

Rosa

MessyCarla said...

LOVELY! My friend Georgina is going tonight and I've instructed her to buy copious amount of cake from you :D xoxo

Maria♥ said...

Absolutely lovely!

Maria
x

Eliana said...

These looks perfect and are making me want to party! wooo hooo!!!!

~Nikki~ said...

They are so cute... check out my blog (nikkiscakery.blogspot.com), this past summer I also tried making pina colada cupcakes (see my July 13th post)

Happy blogging :)

Lucie said...

So cute - such fun CCs!