Friday, July 18, 2014

Strawberry Colada Cupcakes

I am loving my summer so far, but can't believe we only have a month left until school starts again!  Aaggghhh!  Kyla will be starting High School  (freaking out just a little bit!), my 2 middle boys will be in Middle school and then my youngest in Elementary school.  We'll now be a 3 school family!  Lots of running around for Mama!:)

So while there's still some summertime left you'll have to try these cupcakes...they are the perfect summertime treat!  They are one of my most requested cupcakes to bring to any kind of function.  I never have any leftover and I always get loads of compliments.  They are delicious, make them soon, you won't be diappointed and enjoy the rest of your summer!!

Strawberry Colada Cupcakes
1 box white or vanilla cake mix
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon coconut extract

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
1 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons strawberry jam (they are best when you use this Strawberry Freezer Jam!!!)
Flaked coconut for top

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 24 muffin tins with cupcake liners.

Mix all cake ingredients together in mixer until smooth.  Put batter into liners about 2/3's full.  Bake for 17-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Set aside and let cool completely.

For the buttercream, beat butter until smooth.  Add the powdered sugar and jam and mix until combined.  Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.  Place coconut in a bowl and then roll the frosting in the coconut.  Top with a cut little straw and they're ready to go!

Recipe adapted from Your Cup of Cake

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