Thursday, March 17, 2011

Even Captain Morgan Loves Cupcakes!

Hi Friends!
     I am always on the hunt for new flavors for my desserts!  Typically, I enjoy the traditional flavors, but sometimes I enjoy branching out and taking a risk.  Inspired by a beloved drink within my circle of friends, I created a Rum&Coke cupcake- without the booze!  As a non-drinker myself, I used rum extract to really pack a punch into the buttercream frosting to compliment the sweet Coke cake.  I have not tried using actual rum, but I'm sure a hint in the frosting will please those who enjoy it!

  • Cook time: 15 minutes

  • Total time: 25 minutes

  • Servings: 12
    • 1 cup cola
    • 1 tsp. white vinegar
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/3 cup canola oil
    • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 2 tsp. rum extract
    • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 tsp.baking powder
    • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 1/2 cup vegan shortening
    • 1/2 cup vegan margarine
    • 3 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
    • 1 tsp. rum extract
    • 1/4 cup soy milk
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line muffin pan with cupcake liners.
    2. In a large bowl, combine cola and white wine vinegar. Set aside for several minutes.
    3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
    4. Add sugar, oil, vanilla and rum extracts to cola/vinegar mixture. Combine until light and froathy.
    5. In two batches, add dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
    6. Bake for 18-20 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
    7. Let cool completely on cooling rack.
    8. In a large bowl, cream shortening and buttery spread until light and fluffy.
    9. Add powdered sugar and beat for 3 minutes.
    10. Add vanilla and rum extracts and beat mixture until light and fluffy- about 7 minutes.
    11. Generously frost cooled cupcakes and garnish with grated lime zest or green colored sugars


    1. I'm really excited to try making this! PS, it's Kasumi.

    2. Hey Kasumi!
      I am so excited for you to try them as well! I will be updating this blog very soon- stay tuned!! Let me know how they turn out!! :)