Thursday, February 9, 2012


You know... I am not quite sure when it started.... My fascination with cupcakes that is. I think it has to do with the splendid awe of a tiny cake iced just for one (me) and the cutest decorations that come on top. Then ... I discovered I had a extra yummy fascination with alcoholic cupcakes.... I mean WHO DOESN'T like a shot AND cake???

Here is one of the cupcake recipes that absolutely gets my mouth watering...

Ocean blue cupcakes that take your taste buds on an Hawaiian vacation with coconut, pineapple and blue curacao.


  • ½ cup Blue Curacao Liqueur
  • ½ cup Cream Of Coconut
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • ⅓ cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1 box (18.25 Oz. Box) White Cake Mix
  • 8 ounces, fluid Crushed Pineapple (with Juice)
  • Blue Food Coloring

Ingredients for Spiked Whipped Cream:

3 cups (1 pint) heavy cream, cold
5 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon Vodka
1 tablespoon blue curacao
Food coloring, if desired (for more blue effect)

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Make sure to line 2 cupcake pans with cupcake liners.

For the cupcakes- combine blue curacao, cream of coconut, egg whites and oil. Blend together with an electric mixer. Add cake mix and beat until well combined. Stir in pineapple with juice and blue food coloring.

Pour batter into lined cupcake pan, filling cups 2/3 full.  (Be sure not to over fill) Bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool completely or frosting will not set.

For the Spiked Whipped Cream: Beat cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. (if mixing with electric mixed use on highest setting, watching constantly- do not over mix) Next, Gently fold in liqueur with a rubber spatula. Color with a few drops of food coloring. Makes about 3 cups.

After the cupcakes have cooled, pipe/ spoon on frosting on cupcakes and decorate with umbrellas, straws, pineapple, gummy sharks, crushed graham cracker (sand) ect. and lastly bottoms up!

.... just in case you are wondering what the real deal is? I present to you...

The Blue Hawaii

Recipe courtesy Food Network and The Cookworks

1 serving


  • 1-ounce vodka
  • 1/2-ounce blue curaco
  • 1/2-ounce coconut flavored rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1-ounce fresh lime juice


Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and mix vigorously. Stop when the shaker is too cold to hold. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

Actual cupcake recipe is my own  twist/version of a few found on the Internet. Blue Hawaii drink recipe is from the food network.

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