This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Friday, January 3, 2014

Pina Colada Cup Cakes...........

This Christmas I tried some new recipes. I always make things to give away. Well I can't eat it all. This year I didn't make fudge as my friend Edna usually does. I did make her Oyster crackers after I ate hers, yum. They were so popular I had to make two more batches. Well anyway, among other things I tried these Pina Colada Cup cakes.
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I already had the little baking cups and I really liked them. I should have got more festive ones but I was trying to use up baking supplies. I must remember to be sure to wipe them better next time. I also don't really care for taking the cake out of them after, not an easy task.
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The recipe was easy so I figured what the hay.........It called for a box of yellow cake mix. That I did not have but did have a french vanilla cake mix. I would use that again rather than the yellow because it was awesome.
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The recipe is as follows.....Please read right through because I did it differently. This is the original version.
1 yellow cake mix
1 large can of crushed pineapple drained.
2 - 14 oz cans sweetened condensed milk
8 oz whipped topping
2/3 cup of coconut.
Prepare cake mix as directed on package
mix 1/2 the drained pineapple into the batter.
Bake according to package directions.
With a fork , poke holes in warm cake at 1 inch intervals.
Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake evenly
Cool and top with coconut.

This is my version...............
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1 box French Vanilla cake mix
1 lg can of crushed pineapple.
Mix according to box instructions and add 1/2 can of DRAINED crushed pineapple.
Divide mix between cupcake pans or as I did into little cup cake holders.

Cook according to directions on the box.

For the frosting I made my own version with 1 8oz cream cheese and 1 stick of butter and powdered sugar until it gets to the correct stiff consistency. It is sooooo yummy. Then when the cakes are cool frost and sprinkle with coconut. Viola!!!
This cake is so moist and tasty its really good.


  1. They look good and they certainly sound yummy.

  2. My mouth is watering!! These look sooo good! Maybe I could make these for my mom? That would be a great surprise ;o) You've given me an excellent idea ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

  3. looks so very delicious!!!! wishing you well!! Cathy


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