Piña Colada Cupcakes Recipe

Piña Colada Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Piña Colada Cupcake

Summer is over but that doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy these pina colada cupcakes that are as refreshing and cool as the cocktail it was named after.

Preparation: 35 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 55 minutes




  • 1⅔cupsall-purpose flour
  • tspbaking powder
  • tspbaking soda
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ½cupunsalted buttersoftened
  • ¾cupgranulated sugar
  • 2largeeggs
  • cupcanned coconut milk
  • cuppineapple juice
  • ¼tspcoconut extract
  • 1cupcrushed pineapple

Coconut Buttercream

  • 1cupbutter
  • 2tbspcoconut milkcanned
  • ¾tspcoconut extract
  • 3 ½cupspowdered sugar
  • ¾cupcoconutsweetened, shredded


For Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners, set aside

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  3. Using an electric mixer, whip together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time.

  4. In a liquid measuring cup stir together coconut milk, pineapple juice, and coconut extract.

  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter sugar mixture and mix on low speed until nearly combined.

  6. Add the coconut milk alternatively with the flour.

  7. Fold in crushed pineapple being careful not to over-mix the batter. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups filling each nearly to the top.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 19 to 23 minutes.

  9. Cool in muffin tin for several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  10. Once cool frost with coconut buttercream, sprinkle shredded coconut over top, garnish with a maraschino cherry and a small pineapple wedge if desired.

For Coconut Buttercream

  1. Whip butter until light and fluffy using the electric mixer.

  2. Add in coconut milk, coconut extract, and 1 cup of the powdered sugar and mix until combined.

  3. Add remaining powdered sugar and whip until light and fluffy.


  • Calories: 3938.57kcal
  • Fat: 277.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 194.59g
  • Trans Fat: 8.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 55.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 381.02g
  • Fiber: 8.47g
  • Sugar: 348.67g
  • Protein: 12.58g
  • Cholesterol: 559.72mg
  • Sodium: 2709.73mg
  • Calcium: 184.58mg
  • Potassium: 1227.71mg
  • Iron: 11.29mg
  • Vitamin A: 1695.82µg
  • Vitamin C: 36.61mg
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