Pina Colada Cupcakes
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Pina Colada Cupcakes

Pina Colada Cupcakes have a soft, fluffy pineapple cupcake base, a creamy coconut buttercream frosting, and are inspired by our favorite tropical drink!
Course Cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pina colada cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 18 cupcakes
Calories 306kcal
Author Rebecca Swanner

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • cup cake flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. coconut extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar

Coconut Frosting

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • 18 maraschino cherries
  • 18 pineapple slices
  • 18 drink umbrellas

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Fill 18 muffin cups with cupcake liners.
  • Combine cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine milk, sour cream, pineapple juice, vanilla extract, and coconut extract in small bowl. Set aside.
  • Whisk eggs in small bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar in bowl of mixer for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs. Let mix for 1 minute. Scrape down sides.
  • With speed on low, add 1/2 of flour mixture. Combine for 15-30 seconds until blended.
  • Add milk mixture. Combine for 15-30 seconds until blended.
  • Add remaining flour mixture. Combine for 15-30 seconds until blended.
  • Scrape down sides and fill cupcake liners 2/3 to 3/4 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes until center of cupcake bounces back.

Coconut Frosting

  • Combine butter and 2 cups powdered sugar in mixer for about two minutes or until creamy.
  • Add coconut milk and coconut extract.
  • Add remaining powdered sugar. Add additional coconut milk or powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached.
  • Add additional coconut extract - 1/4 tsp at a time - if desired.
  • Frost cupcakes and top with one maraschino cherry, a pineapple slice, and a drink umbrella.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 11% | Vitamin C: 7% | Calcium: 17% | Iron: 5%