Pina Colada Cupcakes!

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I love Pina Coladas and I love cupcakes, so combining the two seemed like an amazing idea - Moist pineapple cake filled with a coconut cream filling, topped with coconut-pina colada butter cream icing, and of course, each cupcake looks like your very own Pina Colada!
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Step 1: Ingredients & Supplies

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3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons Pina Colada mix
2/3 cup crushed pineapple (do not drain)
1 1/4 cup  flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
A pinch of cream of tarter

Coconut Cream:
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons shredded fancy un-sweetened coconut
1 tablespoon sugar 

Coconut Pina Colada Butter Cream:
1 1/4 cups butter
2 1/2 cups icing sugar (more or less to taste)
5 tablespoons Pina Colada mix

Sweetened Shredded Coconut (to garnish)
Maraschino cherries
Canned Pineapple rings (or tid-bits)
Drink Umbrellas


Cupcake pan
Cupcake paper liners
3 mixing bowls
Electric mixer
Large spoon/spatula
Measuring cups
Piping tips and bags*
Wooden skewers

*I purchased my piping set which included 4 tips and 8 bags from a Dollar Store for $2.00.  

WUVIE1 year ago
Oh. My. Gawd. Thank you, these look so yummy!
This is great! Any way I can add rum to it? lol
emm15 (author)  WhatWasIthinking2 years ago
Ha yes, rum can be added :)
aliebnick2 years ago
These sound delicious. Remember that STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS!
emm15 (author)  aliebnick2 years ago
oopsadaisy2 years ago
These look absolutely amazing...already has my mouth watering!!
Nice! I love that you added a coconut cream center!
Oh yeah! Anything involving maraschino cherries and pineapples is a winner as far as I'm concerned. :D