Paradise Piña Colada Cupcakes

Its hot, tropical temperatures and I think it’s time for a Piña Colada in the form of a cupcake. Escape to this yummy cupcake and your tastebuds will be transported to delightful adventure.

Cupcake Ingredients:

1 2/3 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar, I used light

1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted

1 egg, I used extra large, room temperature 

1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, do not drain

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup coconut rum, I used Malibu *Plus additional for brushing on top of cupcakes

1/2 cup coconut, shredded, sweet

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line tin with liners. In a medium bowl, add flour, baking soda and powder, sugar and salt and whisk together. Set aside. Combine melted butter with brown sugar together. 
Using your mixer, combine egg, crushed pineapple, coconut rum, coconut milk. Add the brown sugar butter mixture and combine. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in the shredded coconut. Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake for 19 minutes or until cake tester is in inserted and comes out clean.  *As soon as the cupcakes come out of the oven, brush the tops of the cupcakes with additional Malibu rum. Cool completely before frosting.  Yields 16 cupcakes. 

Coconut Colada Whip Cream Frosting:

8 ounces cream cheese, room temp

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon coconut extract or coconut flavor

1/2 cup powdered sugar 

3 Tablespoons Malibu Rum, optional

16 ounces of heavy whipping cream

Additional coconut to add on top of frosting. 

Pineapple Chunks, optional garnish 

Maraschino Cherries, optional garnish

In a chilled mixing bowl that has been chilled for 25 minutes, combine cream cheese and extracts. Add powdered sugar and rum.  Add heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks have formed. Pipe on to cupcakes and garnish. 

  Toni with her second cupcake! 
Thank you Toni for letting me take your picture while enjoying these yummy cupcakes. 

Adapted from The Crumby Cupcake

8 thoughts on “Paradise Piña Colada Cupcakes

  1. Oh wow, these look scrumptious, Cydnee! I love the flavours in Pina Coladas and your cupcakes are so beautiful – the whipped cream frosting is divine! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning and will tweet 🙂

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