Pina Colada Cupcakes

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2 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 large eggs @ room temp.
1 3/4 c granulated sugar
1 c vegetable oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 c sour cream
1 1/2 c crushed pineapple, slightly drained
1/2 c margarine (cold)
8 oz cream cheese (cold)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp coconut extract
4 c powdered sugar
1 Tbsp dark rum or use rum extract
fresh pineapple slices cut small and thin for garnish
1 jar(s) maraschino cherries with the stems! for garnish
toasted coconut for garnish

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Heather M. Baker Recipe
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Grove City, PA (pop. 8,322)
Member Since Jan 2011
Heather M.'s notes for this recipe:
If you want a light, tasty summer treat..this ones for you! Makes a beautiful presentation too!
Who doesn't like coconut, rum and pineapple?!
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with 24 liners. Set aside and make batter.
Sift together all dry ingredients and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl on medium speed, mix together the eggs and oil and sugar until combined. Reduce speed to low and add vanilla until well blended.
Add the slightly drained pineapple and sour cream and mix until well incorporated. Gradually add the dry ingredients and blend until smooth.
Bake cupcakes for 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in the pans. While cupcakes are cooling make your coconut frosting.
COCONUT FROSTING: In a large mixing bowl on medium speed, blend the cream cheese & butter until smooth. Add the extracts and powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until blended. Slowly add the rum and beat until fluffy,approx. 1 minute.
Use the frosting at once or keep refrigerated (this will keep in the refrigerator for several days, but you may need to re-beat to use resume a fluffy texture). Pipe the frosting on the tops and sprinkle with coconut, a thin slice of pineapple and a stemmed cherry!

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user Mellisa Rohde deweysgirl75 - Jul 11, 2013
In step 3 it says cream together the eggs and butter and sugar until fluffy. But there is no butter in the ingredients. There is however vegetable oil in the ingredients but not in the instructions. So which one do I use and if it is butter, how much?
user Heather M. Baker librarylady40 - Jul 11, 2013
Oooops! I fixed it! The ingredients were right, but my directions got a little goofy! That will teach me to type that late at night! Sorry about that, but it is now corrected in the main recipe!
user Mellisa Rohde deweysgirl75 - Jul 11, 2013
I just took them out of the oven. I needed them for a party tonight so I used the oil and crossed my fingers LOL Thanks for your response!
user joey perez jo27 - Sep 30, 2013
This recipe looks very
user joey perez jo27 - Sep 30, 2013
This is not your recipe

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