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Pina Colada Cupcakes Recipe

27 May

Ok, for the Pina Colada Cupcakes, I simply made some changes to the Pineapple Right-Side-Up Cupcakes in Vegan Cupcakes will Take Over the World.  Basically, I just threw out the spices, reduced the pineapple and added coconut milk and played around with the extracts a bit.  I think the results were very good.  They tasted amazing and were wonderfully moist.  Though I should note that I’ve never actually had a Pina Colada so feel free to make adjustments to your liking and let me know how they turn out. 

Pina Colada Cupcakes 

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp  sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp coconut extract

1.  Preheat oven to 350, line pan with liners.

2.  Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together.

3.  Puree the pineapple, coconut milk, oil, sugar in a food processor or blender. 

4.  Make a well in the centre of the dry mix, pour in the wet mix.  Mix well.

5.  Fill the liners.  I got 8 cupcakes using the baking cups pictured.

6.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Cool completely.

Coconut Frosting

1/4 cup earth balance
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp coconut extract
about a tbs of coconut milk
yellow food colouring

1.  Cream earth balance and shortening until fluffy.

2.  Sift in the icing sugar.  Stir for a few minutes.

3.  Beat in extracts and coconut milk.

4.  Stir in food colouring until you get a nice pina-colada-ish shade.

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If you like Pina Coladas…

27 May

Sorry, I initially promised myself to not title this post that but I couldn’t help myself.

Today is my younger sister’s birthday.  I love my sister (she even thought of the name for my blog) and she’s the big 1-5 today!  She adores the tropical taste of a Pina Colada.  (I think her love stems from the song)  So in honour of her special day, I made her Pina Colada Cupcakes!

To make these cupcakes, I modified the Pineapple Right-Side-Up Cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Will Take Over the World.  I’ll post my changes as soon as they have been tasted and approved of.  I think they will pass the taste test, they smell amazing!

Happy Birthday Sis!  Hope you have a good one!

Jelly Donut Cupcakes

23 May

That’s right.  Jelly Donuts in cupcake form!  I think we can all agree that everything is better in cupcake form.

 These cupcakes were really good, they had a nice spongy crumb and the filling was baked right into the cupcake.  Delicious and simple!  I filled mine with Strawberry Rhubarb Pomegranate Jam, sooo good.  However, I must have used too much jam or something, as I had a slight problem with all of the jam sinking into the cake, some of the jam just sat atop the cupcake.  Maybe I was supposed to help the jam before baking?  No worries though, the powdered sugar had no problem covering the mishap.

This is an Isa and Terry recipe that was published in the latest issue of VegNews but since it seems to take VegNews forever to get the latest issue on stands in my area I got this recipe from VegNews’ site where they posted the article online.
Jelly Donut Cupcakes Recipe