The classic Pina Colada cocktail turned into a cupcake! Pineapple and coconut baked into a moist, delicious cake and then topped with an amazing coconut cream cheese frosting. The perfect to celebrate any occasion!
I would say that one of my all-time favorite cocktails is the Pina Colada. Delicious coconut and pineapple blended together, have the most wonderful tropical flavors – even the aroma takes me right to the beach. These Pina Colada cupcakes take all those fabulous cocktail flavors and combines them into one glorious treat!
To make these cupcakes even more like the classic tropical cocktail, I topped each one with sweetened flake coconut, a slice of fresh pineapple, and a maraschino cherry! These pretty garnishes make for an amazing presentation. Feel free to add pretty cocktail umbrellas to each cupcake as well. These would be fabulous for a fun Cinco de Mayo party, or any kind of fiesta!
I always find it very helpful to use paper cupcake liners. It makes for easy clean up, simple removal of the cupcakes from the pan, and some additional color to the cupcake as well.
You’ll see in the recipe below, that these cupcakes start with a simple white cake mix. It really makes these cupcakes fool-proof, and with the addition of the pineapple and coconut, the flavor of the cake is remarkably similar to a Pina Colada cocktail!
Here’s the recipe for these fantastic cupcakes:
I hope you get to enjoy these delicious cupcakes for a fun occasion or anytime you want to have a fun and festive cocktail-inspired dessert! Enjoy! ~Erin