Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pina Colada Cupcakes

WOWZER!!!  This is our idea of a rockin' Cinco de Mayo dessert.  These cupcakes were so moist, soft, and loaded with flavor and were really easy to make too.  They were like heaven in a paper liner.  So yummy!  I think I love them.  Yep, I'm pretty sure I do. 

Pina Colada Cupcakes

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
3 eggs
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 container (12 oz) Betty Crocker® Whipped vanilla frosting
3/4 cup shredded coconut, toasted

1.  Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, water, 1 teaspoon rum extract, the pineapple and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.

2.  Bake 14 to 19 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

3.  Stir coconut extract and 1 teaspoon rum extract into frosting. Spread frosting on cupcakes. Dip tops of frosted cupcakes in coconut. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Recipe Source: Betty Crocker

Check out Amanda's recipe for a Pina Colada Cheesecake (Yes, those three words are combined!) at her fabulous blog Eating In Winnipeg!  It looks absolutely scrumptious!

Linked to:  Friday Potluck, It's a Keeper Thursday, Sweets for a Saturday, Sweet Indulgences Sunday, Muffin Monday


Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

i just did a post today about pina colada cheesecake! i'm going to go in and edit it and mention these cupcakes! they look wonderful!!

carolinaheartstrings said...

Wow. These do look and sound fantastic. What a great dessert for a pina colada lover!

Laura Jansson said...

Made them today for Cinco De Mayo & LOVED them! So yummy! I'm going to have to make it a new tradition :)

Lisa said...

With cupcakes like those, I'd wish it was Cinco de Mayo every day.

Ashlee said...

They were super yummy! No wonder Brynlee wanted another one before we left last night! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Nicole said...

I made "muffins" very similar to these last year, except I replaced the frosting with a coconut streusel. Just in case you ever want an excuse to eat them for breakfast. :0

Cooking Creation said...

Sounds like my kind of cupcake! They look great!

Hannah said...

These would be perfect for Cinco de Mayo! The toasted coconut looks awesome on the top!

Jenn said...

It's good to actually see a Cinco De Mayo dessert, most of the things I have seen have been savory dishes. These sound yummy.

Olivia Barney said...

Yummy, I will have to try these. They look scrumpdelicious!!!

Kim McCallie said...

Oh, my husband would love these. He's a huge fan of this flavor combination. If you'd like, please join my linky party at A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.


Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Looks & sounds great.
I would like to invite you to link up some of your favorite recipes to "Made it on Monday"...a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY, I host on my blog.

I hope to see you soon.

*Link ups are open every WED.-SAT.*

Kathryn said...

These are mouth-watering! Yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at Muffin (and Cupcake) Monday! Have a great week and hope to see you again next week!


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