How about fru-fru drinks in cupcake form? Will that do? They are mighty tasty!
1 ½ cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter (at room temperature)
1/4 cup coconut "cream" (see explanation below)
2 eggs (at room temperature)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 ½ tsp. Baking powder
¾ tsp. Baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ c. coconut milk
1 c. mashed ripe bananas
1 sm. can crushed pineapple (drained)
What You Need (for the icing)
4 Egg whites
1 cup sugar
3 sticks (1 1/2 cups) Unsalted butter (at room temperature)
1-2 Tbsp. Coconut Rum like Malibu
Saucepan with about 1/2 inch water
Lemon juice or vinegar & paper towels
Optional What You Need (for decoration)
Dried or "vaccuum fried" pineapple
To Make the Cupcakes:
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.
First, you need to separate the "cream" of the coconut. I just read about this in a magazine article recently, and wasn't sure if it would work. It totally did. It was awesome!
In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add remaining flour. Mix well.
Add milk. Mix well.
Remove to cooling rack to cool.
They bake for about 10-13 minutes at 350.
To Make the Icing:
While the cupcakes cool, make the icing. I will give you a short version of the icing recipe. Please click the link to see the whole swiss meringue buttercream tutorial.
Begin by wiping down all of your equipment with a paper towel dampened with vinegar or lemon juice. (To remove any grease. Grease is the enemy of meringue.)
To Decorate the Cupcakes:
Load your icing into icing bag bullets and/or fill a piping bag fitted with tip #1M.
my complete tutorial on making a cupcake swirl.
Add the dried pineapple slices and the cherries.
What other fru-fru drinks do you like? Do you think we could make them in cupcake form?? Let me know, maybe I can give it a shot.
Click the Links Below to See:
Cupcake Swirl Tutorial
Swiss Meringue Buttercream Recipe
Other Cupcake Ideas
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