6.07.2009

Pina Colada Cupcakes with Coconut Rum Cream Cheese Frosting



I took this idea from my cupcake book but I changed the ingredients a bit. I think this is my favorite cupcake yet!



Here is what you need for these scrumptious little cuties:
  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 1 cup of light coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 can of Dole Tropical Fruit Blend
  • 1 tsp of imitation rum extract


First, you will want to drain the fruit well and chop into fairly small pieces.



Next, place all of your ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Blend on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape the sides of the bowl and blend on medium speed for 2 minutes.


Fill muffins cups lined with paper cupcake liners about 1/2 full.



Place into a 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.



For the frosting you will need:
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 package of cream cheese softened
  • 1 tbsp milk (I forgot my milk for the photo!)
  • 1 tsp imitation coconut extract
  • 1tsp imitation rum extract
  • toasted coconut for topping
(You can toast your coconut under the broiler. Just watch it closely that it doesn't burn!)



Place the cream cheese, milk, and extracts into the mixer and blend until smooth. Add the powdered sugar a bit at a time and blend until smooth and creamy. Add a little more powdered sugar or milk if needed to reach desired consistency.



Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with toasted coconut. I was able to get 28 cupcakes form this recipe.

Because real cream cheese is used, you will want to store these in the refrigerator.







These are Tropically Delicious!

Print recipe

~Mmm. Toasted Coconut~

27 comments:

Jenn said...

I've never been much for piña coladas. Yet, I love coconut. hehehe... But since it's in a cupcake form andnot a drink then I'll have a couple.

Katy ~ said...

Fan-tabulous! Sounds like a fiesta with all those tropical fruits and flavors. YUM!

Molly said...

Holy. cow.


I just drooled on my keyboard. ;)

Next party I have these are going to be the star!

girlichef said...

mmmmmm, indeed! What fun cupcakes! This are a grand slam :)

Mary said...

Love the flavors. Absolutely love the way these look. They are really beautiful.

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

That sounds SOOO good! I just posted cupcakes on my blog recently too.

I think I'm going to try these for the next potluck I go to! Seems like they would be a real winner!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh wow! Those sound yum, yum, yum!!! I love Pina Coladas (without the alcohol ;) So these sound especially delicious to me!

Cathy said...

These are going to be great for the bridal shower I'm going too! I was told to make cupcakes and these are them...although I will probably use real rum for the icing ;)

Mimi said...

These lool amazing!

Donna-FFW said...

OMG!! These sound beyond delicious!

Moonspinner said...

I love pina coladas, I think these little sweeties are for me!

lola said...

wow, that looks amazingly good!

Cairo Typ0 said...

We're having some of Hubby's students over for pizza tonight - i think i'll try making these for dessert! Thanks! :)

Julie said...

Those look seriously wonderful! I've left an award for you on my blog. If you're interested, come pick it up :)

Dajana said...

Yummy! Great mix of ingredients, and I like cream cheese frosting.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Anything that is made simpler because of Betty Crocker is a good thing, no?

That woman is my hero.

-Francesca

Ginger said...

WOW! I could actually go for one of your cupcakes right about now!! They really look delicious.

Randi Troxell said...

im not a HUGE coconut fan... but i think i might like them anyhow!

Cathy said...

Cream cheese frosting and coconut - it's a winner in my book. The chopped fruit in the cupcake sounds wonderful, and very moist. Yummy.

Laura said...

These look just amazing sweetie! I must try them soon. Yum

Rosie said...

You had me at Pina Colada...Mmmm, they look scrumptious!

♥peachkins♥ said...

That cupcake looks too good to be eaten.And I love the flavor! Piña Colada!!

Reeni♥ said...

These look so good! I be their moist and just delicious!

Selba said...

This is a great cupcake! Yummm....

5 Star Foodie said...

Love the coconut and rum flavors here! Scrumptious cupcakes!

Pam said...

I love everything pina colada - the drink, sorbets, and I'm sure I'd love these cupcakes too!

teresa said...

These are just gorgeous, I love pina colada flavors, so I can't wait to try these!

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