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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pina Colada Cupcakes

 
I can NOT quit thinking of coconut!
Also, what is the best summer flavor?  Pina Colada and summer just go together!
I pulled out my summer recipes and had to make these again!
 
Pina Colada Cupcakes

 I use my surprise cupcake pan for this recipe.

Ingredients:

Batter--
2 cups of flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup crushed pineapple, with juice
3 egg whites
12 pina colada marshmallows or toasted coconut marshmallows.

Frosting--
1 cup butter, softened
3 oz cream cheese, softened
5 cups powder sugar
1/2 cup crushed drained pineapple
Toasted coconut
Cherries for garnish

Directions:
Whipped egg whites photo Whippedeggwhites.jpg
Preheat oven 350°

Pina colada mixture Batter:
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together: set aside
Whip egg whites
Mix applesauce, milk, vanilla and pineapple with juice.
Slowly incorporate the wet with dry ingredients.
Beat egg whites until soft stiff peaks forms.
Slowly fold into the batter.

Pina colada mixture photo Pinacoladamixture.jpg





















Pierce cupcake liners through the posts.
Pour just enough batter to cover bottom of cupcake holder.
Cut marshmallows in half and place onto the post.
Fill the cupcake holders 3/4 full with batter.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.


Allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.



Frosting:

Cream butter, cream cheese, powder sugar and drained pineapple.
Place in refrigerator until ready to use.
Pipe some Icing on top when cupcakes are completely cooled!
Garnish with coconut and cherry!

LOVE-LOVE-LOVE!