Thursday, July 9, 2009

Rum and Coke cupcakes

Oh boy...

Yes, I realize that's a pepsi in the photo, but that's all I had!! I got this idea from a friend of mine who said...Hey, can you make me a cupcake with Captian Morgan's in it??? So I searched around for recipes. I found a good coke cupcake recipe that I used, but couldn't really find a rum frosting one that I liked. So I used my old standby vanilla buttercream recipe and added about 4 tablespoons of Malibu rum. The frosting was good, you could taste the rum without being overwhelming.

Here's the recipe for the cake portion:

2 cups AP flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) margarine
1 cup Coca-Cola©
3 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line pan with cupcake liners.

1. In stand mixer fitted with a flat beater, combine flour and sugar; set aside. In saucepan, combine margarine, cola and cocoa and bring to a boil.

2. Remove pan from heat and pour over flour and sugar. Mix thoroughly to combine. Add buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, vanilla. Mix well.

3. Fill cupcake liners about 1/2-2/3 full and bake for about 17-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool before frost.

I did NOT use marshmallows. There is something to be said for reading the ENTIRE ingredient list before actually starting to bake. I got the marshmallow part and said...oh crap! I don't have any of those!! They turned out just fine.

It was a fun and different cupcake for sure! The cake was so moist, I think that's because of the soda in the mix. And the frosting...really really good. Even good eaten just on the spoon because there was some left over. Don't judge me, I couldn't let it go to waste!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


B said...

Oooh, they look tasty!

Sarah said...

OMG these were soooooooooooooooo good. Thanks for letting me lick the frosting beater!!!!!

Marcie said...

What a clever idea!

Karina said...

I have a few friends that would be super happy if I made them these. I'll have to give it a try. Looks great.

Lisa said...

Adult cupcakes! YUM!

Jemma said...

man they look and sound seriously amazing!!

BethieJ said...

YUMMY Mara... I am gonna have to give them a try!!!!

Joni M said...

Those look sooooo good!

Sarah said...

Oh what a great baker you are! I am going to have to try those!

Shirley said...

The title of this post caught my eye! How dang fun!

Brans said...

These are so awesome! What is your stand by frosting receipe????