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?

toasted coconut

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.

Lazy Irish Beer Bread

St. Patricks day is this weekend and why not celebrate with putting green food coloring & beer in everything we make?! Here is an easy recipe for beer bread… one of my favorite bread recipes!!

2 1/2 cups self rising flour
12 ounces room temperature beer (the better the beer, the better the bread. I use Harps beer made by Guiness in Dublin)
2 tablespoons sugar
1Hand mix all ingredients only until well mixed (do not beat or use a mixer).
2Put mixture into a greased loaf pan.
3Preheat your oven to 375º F degrees.
4Bake for 45 minutes.

Also, do check out my favorite dessert for St Pattys Day, pistachio cake!!