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an image of 6 Piña Colada Cupcakes with a red cherry, piece of pineapple and one with a blue paper umbrella

Piña Colada Cupcakes

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rico


This is a perfect, sweet treat to enjoy and will bring a little summer to your home, so do try these Pina colada cupcakes!


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For icing:

  • 2 1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened slightly but still cool.
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 3/4 cup pineapple puree (approximately 1/4 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and pureed in a food processor).
  • Red cherries for decoration


  1. Combine sugar with butter until soft and fluffy, add lime zest, add coconut milk and 1 egg at a time, and add pineapple puree.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in another bowl.
  3. Add flour a little at a time into the butter mixture.
  4. Spoon 1 tbsp of batter into cupcake cases in a muffin pan and bake at 180C / 350F for 16-18 min.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. Ice with a plain nozzle and decorate as desired.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Melenie from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs.


  • Serving Size: 1 cupcake
  • Calories: 507
  • Sugar: 21.5 g
  • Sodium: 247.4 mg
  • Fat: 36.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 126.4 mg
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