Today I’ve returned to the Cosmopolitan magazine article on Booze-Infused Cupcakes recipes.
Malibu Madness Cupcakes from www.cosmopolitan.com/advice/alcohol-cupcake-recipes
You begin with the Simple Vanilla Cupcake recipe. Then you reduce the vanilla to 1 teaspoon and add 1 teaspoon of Malibu Rum. Malibu Rum is a Caribbean rum with coconut liqueur.
The cupcake is truly fabulous on its own. YUM! A beautiful, nicely textured cake with just a hint of the coconut rum. If you want more of the coconut rum flavor I would replace both teaspoons of the vanilla with the Malibu Rum.
Since a major part of the Malibu Madness flavor is in the frosting, I had to make the frosting too. Using the Simple Buttercream Frosting recipe you reduce the whole milk to 1/4 cup and add a 1/4 cup of the Malibu Rum. The recipe calls for 6 to 8 cups of the powdered sugar. Start on the lower end and add more if you like your frosting a little thicker and sweeter.
After piping the frosting on my cupcakes I decided it needed a little extra something… so I sprinkled the cupcakes with shredded coconut. Just perfect!
I walked my way around the neighborhood passing out cupcakes and found these cupcakes to be the neighbor’s newest favorite flavor. A big applause please!
Another recipe for the recipe stash.
cupcakelab rating: the good