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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

PinterTest Kitchen 6: Malibu Cupcakes


We went missing in case you didn't notice.

Missing in Maui.

Post on that forthcoming.

In the meantime, I'm in denial that I'm home.

So I'm baking with tropical booze.


I pinned these a while back.

And they were calling my name.

In honor of our week in island paradise.

And my back-to-reality denial.

I made a few adjustments, based on the comments under the original post.

And my new need to add sour cream to every cake batter I prepare.

I also doubled the recipe because as it was, it only yielded 14 cupcakes.

Which is an unacceptable quantity for these tasty, tropical treats.

They are a big, huge Aloha win.

Ono.  Hawaiian for delicious.

And fish.

Which has nothing to do with delicious.

Silly Hawaiians.

OK, ready?

First of all, the recipe calls for 155 ingredients.

But I tell you it is worth it.

Pretend there is sour cream there, too.

I added it later.

For the cupcakes you'll need:

2 sticks, salted butter, melted and cooled

2/3 cup pineapple juice

4 tbsp Malibu rum

2 tsp vanilla

6 eggs

3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

.5 tsp salt

1/2 cup sour cream

zest from one lime

1 cup crushed pineapple

1 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350.  Line cupcake pan.

Beat together melted butter, pineapple juice, Malibu rum and vanilla.

Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until blended.

In separate bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients to wet, gradually.

Add sour cream and lime zest.

Fold in pineapple and coconut.

Fill liners 3/4 of the way and bake 20-22 minutes.

While cupcakes are still warm top with

Malibu Syrup:

1/2 c sugar

1/4 c water

2 tbsp Malibu rum

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp butter

Bring sugar and water to boil over medium heat.

After 2 minutes, add Malibu rum, vanilla and butter.

Let cook 3-5 minutes more until syrupy.

Lightly glaze tops of cupcakes with syrup.

Frosting time!

Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

1 stick butter

8 oz cream cheese

2 cups powdered sugar

juice and zest of one lime

1 tsp Malibu rum or vanilla

Combine all ingredients, except powdered sugar.

Add powdered sugar gradually to reach desired sweetness and consistency.

100% Delicious.

100% Ono.

Can't recommend them enough.

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  1. Um. Num. Coconut. Malibu Rum? Can't wait until I'm not giving up sweets anymore. ;-)

  2. We were just in Hawaii a month ago. I love it there. I really think I could live there permanently. Those cupcakes look delicious!

  3. i will testify that these cupcakes are yummy. only, next time, more Malibu please.

  4. Hi! I found you from Kim and really enjoy reading your blog! I'm gonna make these ASAP. :)

  5. when you told me about these i said OH-NO, because i knew malibu, coconut, pineapple. this could not be good. for the waistline that is.

    but i say OH YES to these suckers.

    the lime zest is my favorite part. a little texture in the frosting. :)

    and yes please.

  6. You had me at lime. And coconut.
    {OK, and rum.}

  7. This is such a fantastic idea. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you test out in your kitchen.