Deconstructed WTF cakes!

Theme: Deconstructed dish – Hipster style food. Serving it on a slate is optional.

Well, where do I start? Craft beer, artisan bread, smashed avocado (really!), beef broth in a mason jar (ack!), well, anything in a bloody mason jar, gourmet burgers, pulled pork, civet coffee (expensive wild cat-crap coffee to you and me), maple bacon, balsamic emulsion, heirloom tomatoes, raspberry reduction, elevated toast, artisan pickle – that’s just homemade isn’t it? Oof the list goes on and on. So here it is, my take on hipster food – Deconstructed Piña Colada Cupcakes.

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The recipe is adapted from Pineapple Right-Side-Up Cupcakes (Oh the irony!) from the great book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. I made the cakes, as shown below, for a friend’s birthday and decorated them with Love Heart sweets. My friend thought the big Birthday box was an exciting present and grabbed it and gave it a good shake. Hence – Deconstructed Cupcakes!!!  We all put our hands in and ate them anyway.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup crushed pineapple
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup rapeseed (canola) oil
  • ½ cup plus 2 tbsp  sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • ¼ cup vegan margarine
  • 1 tbsp coconut cream (store in the fridge overnight first then use the thick creamy top)
  • 2 tsp white rum
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a muffin pan with 12 cupcake liners.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  3. Whisk the pineapple, coconut milk, oil and sugar in a large bowl until frothy and smooth.
  4. Combine the dry and wet ingredients.
  5. Divide between the 12 cupcake liners, they will be about two-thirds full.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Cream together the margarine and coconut cream then add the icing sugar and rum.
  9. Store in the fridge for 30 mins or more then pipe onto the cakes.
  10. If you have any leftover pineapple, add a couple of small chucks to each cake.

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3 Responses to Deconstructed WTF cakes!

  1. Emma says:

    Hahaha they shook your box of cakes?! I would have took that opportunity to decorate the friend with a face full of cake!

  2. Jenny says:

    Oh no, never shake a box full of cakes! At least it helped with this prompt though, and I’m sure they were still delicious!

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