Pina Colada Tre Stelle® Ricotta Cupcakes

These Caribbean style cupcakes will make everyday seem like a trip to the beach!
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Cheese: Ricotta   Course: Desserts

Makes 12 cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup | 125 mL
granulated sugar

1/4 cup | 50 mL
butter, softened

1 egg

1 cup | 250 mL
Tre Stelle® Extra Smooth Ricotta Cheese

2 tsp | 10 mL
Rum extract

1 1/2 cups | 375 mL
all-purpose flour

1 tsp | 5 mL
baking powder

1 1/2 tsp | 7 mL
baking soda

Pinch salt

1 can | 398 g
crushed pineapple, drained

1/2 cup | 125 mL
flaked coconut

Frosting:
1 cup | 250 mL
Tre Stelle® Mascarpone

1/2 tsp | 2 mL
coconut extract | optional

1/4 cup | 50 mL
heavy cream or coconut cream

2 1/2 cups | 625 mL
confectioners sugar, sifted

1 cup | 250 mL
sweetened shredded coconut for garnish

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC). Line 12 muffin cups with paper cupcake liners.
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, combine sugar, butter, egg, Ricotta Cheese and Rum extract, beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in pineapple and coconut. Fold in dry ingredients and stir until combined. Pour batter equally into 12 muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool before frosting.

Frosting:
In a bowl with an electric mixer combine Mascarpone, coconut extract and cream; beat until smooth. Carefully beat in sugar until icing is soft and spreadable; adding more sugar if necessary to firm up. Spread icing on muffins and sprinkle with coconut.

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Created By: Tre Stelle Kitchen

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