Pina Colada Cupcakes

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Connie Osborn

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These cupcakes are so easy to make and always a hit at picnics or family gatherings!

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These are fabulous semi-homemade cupcakes that taste just like a pina colada. The cupcake itself has pineapple added to it which makes the cupcake very moist. Rum extract adds to the flavor. Rum and coconut extracts are added to the frosting giving it a tropical drink flavor. Topped with a little coconut makes this a fun party cupcake.

Note: If you're making these for kids, we'd suggest cutting the extracts back to 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of each. The recipe as written may taste a little strong to them. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
24
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    Betty Crocker super moist yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c
    water
  • 1 tsp
    rum extract
  • 1 can(s)
    crushed pineapple in juice, undrained, (8 oz)
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    coconut extract
  • 1 tsp
    rum extract
  • 1 pkg
    Betty Crocker whipped vanilla frosting, container (12 oz)
  • 3/4 c
    shredded coconut

How to Make Pina Colada Cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or non-stick pan). Place a paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, water, 1 teaspoon rum extract, the pineapple, and eggs with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds.
  3. Then beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pans 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from pans to a cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  8. Stir coconut extract and 1 teaspoon rum extract into the frosting.
  9. Spread frosting on cupcakes.
  10. Dip tops of frosted cupcakes in coconut. Store loosely covered.

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About Pina Colada Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Cupcake Collection
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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