Piña Colada Cupcakes

“If you like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain…” -Jimmy Buffett
Piña Colada Cupcakes

Holy heat wave! I still can’t believe we’ve had temperatures ranging from 102-106° F. Makes you want to just chill out and sip on a cold  Piña Colada.

I love Piña Coladas – cold, refreshing, pineapples, coconuts, and childhood memories… yum! Growing up in Florida, it felt like our four seasons were: Warm, Hot, Hotter, & Hottest. I remember on the hottest days my mom would make delicious cool, creamy, extra pineapple, Piña Coladas (sans the alcohol for the kid party). They were perfect!

Piña Colada Cupcakes
Piña Colada Cupcakes
This recipe has all the punch of the delicious cocktail in form of a mini cupcake. Perfect for picnics and summer BBQ’s. These are also wonderful little delights when you’re craving a little “summer pick me up”  in that cold season we call Winter and Floridians call “Warm”.
Piña Colada Cupcakes


For the cupcakes:
1 cup crushed pineapple (drained)
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup coconut rum
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup sweetened shredded baker’s coconut

For the frosting:
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/8 cup crushed pineapple (drained)
1/8 cup sweetened shredded baker’s coconut (optional; for garnish)

Piña Colada Cupcakes


For the cupcakes:
Pre heat oven to 350° F. Grease or line two mini cupcake trays. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar, eggs, and butter. Once creamed, add the pineapple juice, rum, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Slowly add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until batter is smooth. Fold in crushed pineapple and shredded coconut. Fill the liners 3/4 up with the mixture and bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Makes 24 mini cupcakes.

For the frosting:
In a large bowl, combine the whipping cream and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on high until stiff peaks form. Fold in crushed pineapple. Frost cupcakes generously – garnish with shredded coconut.


3 thoughts on “Piña Colada Cupcakes

  1. My wife and starded makeing these and now everytime we have friends over for dinner and a movie we alwase have to make these. They are a hit in any crowed.

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