Malibu Cupcakes

Coconut Rum cupcakes for an end of summer party?  I am in!  I came across this recipe in Cosmo and had to share!  I love coconut and who does not love a little fun infused in your cupcake?

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Coconut Rum Cupcakes

  •           1 cup sugar
  •           1/2 cup butter
  •           2 eggs
  •           1 teaspoon vanilla
  •           1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  •           contents of 1/2 vanilla bean
  •          1 1/2 cups flour
  •          1 teaspoon baking powder
  •         1/4 cup coconut milk
  •         1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum (I used Malibu)


Preheat oven to 350.

Cream butter, sugar, and eggs together until fluffy. Add vanilla and coconut extracts and mix until combined.

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add half of the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the milk. Once mixed, add remaining dry ingredients. Add coconut rum and fold in shredded coconut.

Pour into cupcake tins and bake for 20-25 mins at 350. Let cool, then frost.

Malibu Frosting

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Cream butter until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with rum and vanilla, until desired consistency is reached.

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