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pina colada cupcake topped with coconut frosting, cherry, and pineapple slice
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Piña Colada Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

This easy cupcake recipe is a delicious non-alcoholic pina colada in a cupcake form. It's a must-try dessert for parties, picnics, or snacks!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American, Filipino
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 151kcal



  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • cup pineapples finely chopped

Coconut Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 2-3 drops coconut flavoring
  • ½ cup toasted coconut flakes optional
  • maraschino cherries optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place cupcake liners into the cupcake pans.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl add the butter, sugar, and using a handheld mixer, mix until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add room temperature cream cheese and mix until well combined.
  • Slowly add the egg one at a time until well incorporated.
  • Slowly add half of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix until just combined.
  • Add the pineapple juice and mix.
  • Add the remaining dry ingredients until fully incorporated.
  • Fold in the finely chopped pineapples and scrape down the sides to make sure all ingredients are well combined.
  • Pour the batter on the prepared cupcake liners. 

Coconut Frosting

  • In a large bowl, beat softened butter soft and fluffy, about 5 minutes
  • Slowly add 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time, then add milk, coconut flavoring and beat until creamy.
  • Use your favorite frosting tip to pipe the frosting and garnish.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
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