Pina Colada Cupcakes

Heather M. Baker Recipe

By Heather M. Baker librarylady40


If you want a light, tasty summer treat..this ones for you! Makes a beautiful presentation too!
Who doesn't like coconut, rum and pineapple?!

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2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
3 large
eggs @ room temp.
1 3/4 c
granulated sugar
1 c
vegetable oil
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
3/4 c
sour cream
1 1/2 c
crushed pineapple, slightly drained
1/2 c
margarine (cold)
8 oz
cream cheese (cold)
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp
coconut extract
4 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
dark rum or use rum extract
fresh pineapple slices cut small and thin for garnish
1 jar(s)
maraschino cherries with the stems! for garnish
toasted coconut for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with 24 liners. Set aside and make batter.
Sift together all dry ingredients and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl on medium speed, mix together the eggs and oil and sugar until combined. Reduce speed to low and add vanilla until well blended.
Add the slightly drained pineapple and sour cream and mix until well incorporated. Gradually add the dry ingredients and blend until smooth.
Bake cupcakes for 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in the pans. While cupcakes are cooling make your coconut frosting.
COCONUT FROSTING: In a large mixing bowl on medium speed, blend the cream cheese & butter until smooth. Add the extracts and powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until blended. Slowly add the rum and beat until fluffy,approx. 1 minute.
Use the frosting at once or keep refrigerated (this will keep in the refrigerator for several days, but you may need to re-beat to use resume a fluffy texture). Pipe the frosting on the tops and sprinkle with coconut, a thin slice of pineapple and a stemmed cherry!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes

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Mellisa Rohde deweysgirl75
Jul 11, 2013
In step 3 it says cream together the eggs and butter and sugar until fluffy. But there is no butter in the ingredients. There is however vegetable oil in the ingredients but not in the instructions. So which one do I use and if it is butter, how much?
Heather M. Baker librarylady40
Jul 11, 2013
Oooops! I fixed it! The ingredients were right, but my directions got a little goofy! That will teach me to type that late at night! Sorry about that, but it is now corrected in the main recipe!
Mellisa Rohde deweysgirl75
Jul 11, 2013
I just took them out of the oven. I needed them for a party tonight so I used the oil and crossed my fingers LOL Thanks for your response!
joey perez jo27
Sep 30, 2013
This recipe looks very
joey perez jo27
Sep 30, 2013
This is not your recipe
Heather M. Baker librarylady40
Oct 1, 2013
I'm sorry...I never said it was mine. I did however forget to site the source and that is my bad. I thought this was site to share recipes that you have tried, not complete original recipes. Sorry if I offended you, perhaps I should leave this site and quit posting. Like I said, sorry I forgot to site the source.