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!!!
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