Friday, November 30, 2007

Pineapple Cupcakes

A few weeks ago I stayed over at my mother's house with my two younger sisters and a friend. Mum was working a morning on Saturday, leaving us with the house to ourselves. I hadn't made cupcakes in a while, and decided what better breakfast...

Pineapple sounded like a fun flavour at the time, so that's what we made. The only photos I got were excessively blurry though, so no pics this time, sorry.

The Recipe

1/3c sugar
1/2c butter
1 egg
1 1/2c plain flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 pinch salt
1c crushed pineapple (I used 1 can of rings less two, chopped roughly, with the juice they generated)

Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg. Add alternatively the flour mix (plain flour, baking powder and salt) and the pineapple. Fill muffin pans 2/3 full, and bake for 15 minutes at 180C.
We iced these with icing made from just icing sugar and pineapple juice.

The Results

Well, they were yummy... But unless you happened to get a chunk of pineapple, not very pineappley. Some astute readers may recognise this recipe as the same one I used for the watermelon cupcakes, which also weren't very watermelony. Is it the recipe, I wonder?

I see, however, that I am not the only person for whom pineapple cupcakes didn't taste very pineappley. Stef, the author of Cupcake Project (one of my favourite blogs), had a similar experience. Click here to read all about it.

The icing, however, was very tasty. Quite strongly pineapple-flavoured, if made with a rather cop-out-ish recipe :)


Stef said...

Interesting to see that you had the same problem as me. I'm going to have to give pineapple another go sometime. Thanks for the props, btw!

Splotch said...

I'll keep an eye on your blog! I do hope you're going to keep it running after the wedding...

I really want to try something else and see if it's just the recipe or not. Hmm. *thoughtful face*

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