Pineapple Toasted Almond and Rhum Cupcake

How do you cope up with creativity exhaustion?

For the past few weeks my jobs are filling up: marketing materials to make, FB application to develop, shots to take, articles to write, recipes to cook..sigh :-( my deadlines are ticking and I'm inching like a snail. I normally just listen to some upbeat music and eat a bar chocolate to give me some vigor and inspiration but it's not working lately.

I am hundred percent sure that I have some deep seated issues to deal with before getting back on my track. In the meantime enjoy this Pineapple Cupcake my entry to this month's Sugar High Friday Toasted edition hosted by Rivka of Not Derby Pie . SHF is that sweet event created by Jennifer the Domestic Goddess . For the round-up and details please check the link.

Pineapple Toasted Almond Rhum Cupcake

2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup of toasted almonds
1 medium sized fresh pineapple( peeled and cut in cubes)
1 tablespoon of melted butter
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 jigger of white rhum
cream chantilly (for decoration)

In a pan caramelize the cut pineapple with butter and sugar, once you have that brownish golden color deglaze it with some white rhum. n a large bowl, combine baking soda, flour, sugar and salt. In a measuring cup or small bowl, beat together the eggs and oil. Add to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Fold in the cooked pineapple and toasted almond. Be sure to leave some for decoration. Preheat the oven at 180° celsius. Grease your cupcake pan. ake 15 minutes or until the cupcake looks "ready" and bounces back to touch. Cool on a wire rack. You can decorate your cupcake with some pineapple buttercream but I opted for a faster version I used some cream chantilly.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What lovely cupcakes! they make me want to take a holiday somewhere sunny and exotic!!!



maybelle's mom said...

great entry. hope all you work comes out well.

Sue said...

The busiest people get the most done! I'm sure that's true for you. And what a lovely recipe.

Pam said...

What a tasty and cute cupcake. Good luck with your deadline.

lisaiscooking said...

I completely understand the feeling of being creatively drained! But, your cupcakes look amazing. Great job!

Snooky doodle said...

How nice! this looks delicious and the flavour must be amazing :)

Anh said...

Hang in there my dear! I have lots of things to do as well. Sometimes I want to disappear and put up a status in FB: My life without me! Bye folks! haha

Anyway, I love the cupcakes. So beautiful and pineapple is my favousite fruit.

♥peachkins♥ said...

Amazing cupcake. It looks soo delicious!

Cakebrain said...

You know, sometimes real life gets in the way of our blogging life, doesn't it? Of course, in my case reality always wins my time...and my blog suffers. I'm so impressed by your ability to juggle all the elements in your life so well. Your blog is so strong! and you're so active in the food blogging community events! cheer up...we'll always be here after you deal with real life!

Finla said...

Wowo i want one that just looks beautiful and delicous.

Alisa@Foodista said...

This cupcake makes me think of the beach :)I just love your creativity!

Gloria Baker said...

Dhanggit rhis is absolutely amazing!! I love pineapples and cupcakes, look ovely!, oh my dear sister Im better!! (have some probems you know) I will return with a post soon!! (crossing fingers) huggsss gloria

Debbie said...

Such a cute cupcake and looks delicious too!

Little Corner of Mine said...

How cute! I love how you decorated it.

haze said...

Very original ! I can see myself eating this while enjoying the white sand beach at home !

my kitchen said...

Wow lovely cupcakes,I drag from picture & eat now itself