With all of the traveling, family "stuff," showers and babies, busy work and school schedules and more - it's been a challenge to keep up with blogging to say the least! Meg has been equally busy - and although we're a little late on Cupkins this month (VERY late - on my part!) we've made it! These pictures of my Pina Colada cupcakes may not be the most creative you've ever seen, but trust me - they are delicious! The photos just don't do them justice!
So take a few minutes, relax, and enjoy today's edition of Cupcakes - a collaboration between Meg over at Mega•Crafty and I. This month our theme is "Tropical" and I don't know about you, but I sure wish I was on a beach someplace tropical right now! : )
Joanne's Pina Colada Cupcakes
For the cupcakes... combine one box of white cake mix with three egg whites and 1 loaded cup of crushed pineapple in juice (don't drain!) Mix on low in a stand mixer and scrape edges of bowl as needed until combined. Don't over-mix! Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16 minutes (or until a cake tester comes out clean) at 350 degrees.
For the frosting... In a stand mixer, combine 1 stick of butter with 8oz of cream cheese until creamed and combined. Add a glug (yup, that's a technical term!) of clear vanilla extract, and 2 glugs (yup, pretty scientific!) of milk - then gradually add 1lb of powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached.
Spread onto tops of cooled cupcakes with a spatula or palette knife... be generous!
Sprinkle coconut on top of the cupcakes, and devour! : )
I hope everyone's week is off to a great start! Now head over to Meg's place to check out her delicious looking Toasted Coconut and Dark Chocolate Chunk Muffins! YUM!