Pineapple and ginger cupcakes for Cinderella’s Birthday

The Vanilla choc-chip cupcakes that I made for my Cinderella last week were the talk of Facebook among our work colleagues, praise indeed!  Cinderella’s birthday this week so of course I have to make her more cakes!  Just got to think of another way to sneak them into her room tomorrow morning!  I resorted to getting one of the children to make a special delivery for me last week!

This week I made pineapple and ginger cupcakes.  I bought some fresh ginger earlier in the week for a stir fry so I thought I would use some in these cakes, I love the combination of pineapple and ginger.  I would’ve made her an upside down pineapple cake how 70s as a birthday cake, but another colleague is making her a chocolate cake for that purpose.  This recipe is adapted from the upside down cake with a couple of changes of course.  These cakes also provoked a discussion – were they from the cake shop in town… woo-woo, my piping skills must be getting better!

For the cakes you will need:

90g butter,

125g caster sugar,

2 eggs,

4cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated,

440g tin of pineapple chunks in juice, drain and reserve the juice.

To make the cakes:

Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F and line a cupcake tray with cases.  Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, one at a time and mix well.  Add the grated ginger and then mix in the flour and 80ml of the pineapple juice (don’t drink the rest, you’ll need some for the frosting!).  Add the pineapple chunks, reserving a few for decoration, and make sure everything is well combined.

Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 18-20 minutes.  Makes 12 cupcakes.  Leave the cakes to completely cool before frosting.

For the frosting you will need:

100g cream cheese

5ml pineapple juice

Enough icing sugar to get to your desired consistency – pipe or splodge!

To make the frosting:

Combine the ingredients and place on the top of your cupcakes.  Decorate with the reserved pineapple chunks.

I can’t decide whether they look like birthday candles or fried eggs!

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This recipe linked on Wunderlust and Lipstick

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