The first cocktail that comes to mind when I think about Hawaii is a mai tai. Even though it wasn't actually created here, there's probably not a single bar that doesn't serve them. But if you search the internet for mai tai cupcakes, you'll only find one recipe. It's delicious, but it doesn't taste like a mai tai. I was suspicious immediately, as it didn't contain anything pineapple. So, it's back to the drawing board for the mai tai cupcake, but that didn't stop me from eating about eight of these.
This cupcake is citrusy and boozy all at once. It stays moist for days. There's an orange and almond custard surprise on the inside that all my tasters loved. You can't stop eating them. They're perfect for a girls night or a Tuesday night. Just eat them. Then have a mai tai. You won't regret it.