• prep: 20 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 40 min
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  • Summary

    These Mai Tai Cupcakes are an easy and delicious recipe inspired by the cocktail. There's a small amount of rum (not a ton, there are kid-friendly) in the cupcakes which makes them super moist and they're topped with a fresh orange butter cream tat's bursting with flavor and a cherry an a sprig of mint on top, just like the drink!

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups of sifted cake flour
    • 1 1/4 tsp. of baking soda
    • 1 tsp. of salt
    • 2/3 cup of vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup of spiced rum (like Captain Morgan)
    • 1/2 cup of buttermilk (if you don't have this on hand, you can make it by whisking a little lemon juice into regular milk)
    • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp. of orange extract
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
    • Muffin cups
    • 2 sticks of butter, softened
    • 6 cups of confectioner's sugar
    • 2/3 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice (basically the juice of one orange)
    • 1 tsp. of vanilla or almond extract
    • The zest of one orange

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 21
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 349 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 13 g 19.92%
    • Saturated Fat: 4 g 21.59%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 16 mg 5.43%
    • Sodium: 228 mg 9.51%
    • Calcium: 4 mg 0.44%
    • Potassium: 33 mg 0.94%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.44%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 63 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.95%
    • Sugar: 52 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 2 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 3.89%
    • Vitamin C 6.59%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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