Mai Tai Cupcake

Baking By SandiOh Updated 30 Oct 2009 , 3:03pm by msulli10

SandiOh Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 12:48pm
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Can anyone help with an idea for these? I tried a pineapple cupcake with a hint of rum and lime and topped with and orange buttercream then drizzled with grenadine...but I did not like it mostly because it was too sweet....

Someone asked me to make these, and I without thinking said "Oh sure, no problem".....

Please help....

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JGMB Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 2:54pm
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This was in our local paper recently. I haven't tried it yet, so I can't say whether or not it's good!

Mai Tai Cupcake

3 cups cake flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup butter
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups whole milk
3 Tbsp. rum or rum extract
2 Tbsp. Triple Sec

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the milk, eggs and rum. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder and add it to the liquid mixture one cup at a time. Pour the batter into 24 cupcake molds. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.

Filling

3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1 cup half&half
4 egg yolks
zest from 1 large orange
1 Tbsp. Triple Sec
1 Tbsp. almond extract

Cook all ingredients except the almond extract in a small pot over medium heat. Whisk the mixture until it turns creamy like pudding. Remove it from the heat, add the extract, stir well and cool. Use a piping bag to pump the filling into cooled cakes.

Frosting

1 stick butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
Juice from 2 limes
Zest from 2 limes
4 to 5 cups powdered sugar

Mix butter, cream cheese, zest and juice. Add sugar, one cup at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.

SandiOh Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 3:01pm
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wow. thank you so much for that recipe!

msulli10 Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 3:03pm
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Oh boy, does that sound good.

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