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Replacing Water with Rum in Cupcakes?

Thank you for all your helpful answers! I made the cupcakes this weekend, and they turned out great!

Apr 21, 2013
Lissy201 in Home Cooking

Replacing Water with Rum in Cupcakes?

I want to try making Betty Crocker piña colada cupcakes, but I was curious if I could replace all or some of the ¼ cup of water called for in the recipe with pineapple-coconut rum (35% alcohol by volume). Since the alcohol would have a lower boiling point than the water it would be replacing, I didn’t know if it would mess up the cupcakes. (The recipe calls for yellow cake mix which normally requires 1 cup of water, but juice from a can of crushed pineapples presumably makes up the other ¾ of a cup of water in this recipe.) How much of the ¼ cup of water (if any) can I replace with the rum? Thank you!

Apr 17, 2013
Lissy201 in Home Cooking