Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cupcake Tuesday: Pina Coloda Cupcakes

Pina Colada Cupcake Recipe

Oh how I dream of getting to go to the beach, just a mini vacation where I have no worries. Although I have never had a drink on the beach I imagine I would love to enjoy a Pina Colada. This weekend I attended craft meetup with some other lovely local ladies and decided to make Pina Colada cupcakes because it's probably the closest thing I am getting to a vacation right now, lol.

You can use a basic white cake mix or this is what I used:
2 Cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of coconut rum (Malibu works great)
1/4 cup of pineapple juice (I used Dole Pina Colada juice)
1 tsp of baking soda
1.5 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of vanilla

Cream butter, sugar and eggs.
In a food processor, sift flour and mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then add butter, sugar and egg mix. Lastly add the rum and vanilla, bake at 365 for 18 - 20 minutes.

Pina Colada ButterCream Frosting
3.5 cups of powdered sugar
1 cup of butter (unsalted at room temp, you have to use butter. No substitutes!)
4 tsp of coconut rum
1.5 tsp of vanilla

Whip butter with mixer, then slowly add powdered sugar and then add rum & vanilla.

Frost and done! I bought the parasol umbrellas at Smart and Final for only $3.99 for 144 of them. I am pretty sure they will last forever, lol. I brought these to Mom Endeavors house for the Elmer's #CraftandTell party! You can see the fun here (enter her giveaway too): http://www.momendeavors.com/2011/06/elmers-craft-tell-party-recap-giveaway.html

What I would do different next time: I thought these were a little dry, but everyone else seemed to love them. I didn't add applesauce like I normally do so I would add that or sour cream because I think the alcohol dried them up a bit.

I am linked up at Cupcake Tuesday at Hoosier Homemade, check out her site for delicious cupcake recipes!


  1. These were seriously SO good! Thanks so much for bringing them to the party!! Can't wait to try to make some!

  2. These look wonderful! I need that little vacation right now too and these cupcakes look like a mini vacation to me!

  3. Yum! What a perfect Summertime cupcake!
    Thanks so much for joining us on Cupcake Tuesday!