Friday, 11 October 2013

Pina Colada Cupcakes

It is so tropically hot and humid today, that I thought these would be a good share.

I've been thinking about working on a series of cocktail-inspired cupcakes. But this is as far as I've got. And now I have the "Pina Colada Song"* stuck in my brain (If you like Pina Coladas, and get caught in the rain - on an endless repeat because those are the only lyrics I know! Aaargh!!)

* it is actually called Escape by Rupert Holmes. Just in case you wanted to know ; )

Piña Colada Cupcakes
Recipe by Tea, Cake and Create

Preheat oven to 180'C
Line 2x muffin trays with cupcake cases (makes 20)

2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup caster sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup coconut milk - reserve 2 tbs of the thick cream
1/2 cup veg oil
3/4 cup crushed pineapple
1 mashed banana
1 tsp vanilla extract

Sift together the dry ingredients
Whisk to combine
Make a well in the centre. Pour in the veg oil, eggs and coconut milk. Mix.
Fold in the pineapple and banana.

Spoon into prepared cupcake cases

Bake at 180'C for 20-25 minutes / until a skewer comes out clean.

Granadilla and Coconut icing

250g cream cheese
100g butter
3/4 cup icing sugar
2 TBS coconut cream
Granadilla pulp.

Beat the butter and icing sugar together.
Add the cream cheese and coconut milk; beat briefly.

Ice onto the cooled cupcakes and spoon a little granadilla pulp over the top.



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