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Pina Colada Cupcakes

Dawn Naughton Recipe shared by:
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A decadent concoction that will make you feel you're in a tropical paradise

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  • Servings: Makes 24 cupcakes
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Ingredients

  • 1 Duncan Hines white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups pinapple juice
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1-1/4 tsp coconut extract, divided
  • 1-1/4 tsp rum extract, divided
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 cups heavy (whipping) cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • Dried pineapple chunks for decoration

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix together cake mix, pinapple juice, oil, eggs, and 1tsp each of the coconut and rum extracts, then beat on medium speed 2 minutes.
  3. Fold in 1/2 cup shredded coconut.
  4. Fill paper lined cupcake pans with batter, about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 24 minutes, rotating pans halfway through.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. Spread remaining coconut on foil-lined baking sheet and bake for approx 10 minutes, stirring and re-spreading halfway through.
  8. To prepare icing, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup powdered sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  9. In separate bowl, beat the whipping cream and remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
  10. Fold in remaining 1/4 tsp each of the coconut and rum extract.
  11. Fold the cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream.
  12. Refrigerate until cupcakes have cooled.
  13. Pipe (or spread) the icing onto cooled cupcakes.
  14. Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
  15. Top each with a piece of dried pineapple.
  16. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Tips

Cookies that stay chewy after cooling

Cookies that stay chewy after cooling

First of all, always remember to slightly underbake (only a minute under lowest time). As soon as you remove the tray from the oven, give it a good WHACK! On the open oven door or other hard surface. This forces the air out of the centre of the cookie that would have made the cookie crispy after cooling, so you have a nice chewiness that lasts a couple of days (not that your cookies will!!)


Greasing pans

Greasing pans

I keep a jar with a little oil and a paper towel folded in four's . Handy when I need to grease a cookie sheet or cake pan. Can be used a few times .





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