Thursday, May 10, 2012

Coconut Cupcakes

It's been a long time since I've baked anything, so I was super excited to finally give my kitchen a bit of a workout. After taking a peek in my cabinets, I decided to make coconut cupcakes. These are super simple to prepare and I think the splash of Malibu makes the recipe even better!

A perfect weeknight - or any night - treat!

Coconut Cupcakes

1 box white cake mix
8 oz ginger ale
4 oz Malibu (or any coconut rum)
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
8 oz coconut flakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add liners to a cupcake pan or grease individual tins.

Mix cake mix, ginger ale and Malibu in a large mixing bowl until well combined and batter is free of lumps. Add batter to cupcake pan and fill each cup 2/3 full. Bake for 18-22 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. 

Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and vanilla. Place coconut flakes on a small plate. After frosting each cupcake, dip the top of each into the coconut. 

Bon Appetit!

- ST

2 comments:

  1. YUM! I like using cake mixes as a base for a recipe. I was at a party a few weeks ago and someone used a german chocolate cake mix as the base for some chewy caramel bars - heaven!

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    1. That sounds delicious - I love anything with caramel. I might need to get that recipe if you have it :)

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