Pina Colada Cupcakes

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Pina colada cupcakes – Enjoy tropical flavors of pina colada drink in these cupcakes. These are kids friendly and perfect to enjoy fresh pineapples.

Pina Colada Cupcakes


When summer starts knocking the door, I look out for opportunities to try different drinks recipes. Especially, to enjoy spring and summer fruits like strawberries, pineapple, watermelon etc. I love making some of my favorite summer drinks like this pineapple mojito, strawberry, and pineapple sangria, peach lemonade to name a few.

Pina Colada Cupcakes

However, when it comes to enjoying tropical flavors, pina colada tops the charts. I am absolutely in love with this creamy pineapple and coconut drink. The best thing that I love about this drink is how it is served. A cute little umbrella with a vibrant red cherry on a bed of creamy white drink along with fresh pineapple chunks is really inviting. Personally to me, it feels like having an indulgent dessert more than a drink.

So pina colada has everything in it to call it a dessert. Then why not make cupcakes using all of its flavors? So, today I’d be sharing with you these tasty pina colada cupcakes which are perfect to enjoy seasonal fresh pineapples.

unfrosted pineapple cupcakes on a wire rack

How to make Pina Colada Cupcakes?

Combine dry ingredients like flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In another bowl whisk sugar with egg and oil. Add pineapple pulp, coconut milk, mix until well combined and then add dry ingredients. Transfer the batter to a cupcake pan. Bake them in a preheated oven until well done. Once the cupcakes cool down, top them with a cream cheese frosting. Garnish with cherry and fresh pineapple chunk and, do not forget the umbrella!

Make these cupcakes this summer. I am sure you will fall in love with these tempting flavors of pina colada. You will want to make them again and again. Moreover, these are lighter, kids friendly and perfect to please the crowd.

cupcake with a cherry and umbrella

Cupcake on a wooden plate
Cupcake on a wooden plate

Pina Colada Cupcakes

5 from 4 votes
Pina colada cupcakes - Enjoy tropical flavors of pina colada drink in these cupcakes. These are kids friendly and perfect to enjoy fresh pineapples.
Servings 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

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  • 6 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon pineapple pulp
  • pinch of turmeric


  • 12 maraschino cherries
  • fresh pineapple chunks
  • umbrella toothpicks


  • Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, sieve dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • In another bowl add egg, oil, and sugar. Whisk until the sugar dissolves. Add pineapple pulp* and coconut milk. Gently stir to combine.
  • Then add flour mixture gradually into wet ingredients and gently fold to mix well.
  • Transfer batter to a paper-lined cupcake pan and fill the cups 2/3 full. Bake them for 18-22 min at 350 F. Once cupcakes are baked cool them down to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, prepare frosting. Add cream cheese, butter, sugar, pineapple pulp and turmeric in a medium bowl and beat to mix well or until it gets to a stiff peak.
  • Before serving, pipe the cream cheese frosting onto cupcakes.
  • Garnish them with maraschino cherries, fresh pineapple chunks, and umbrella picks to get the feeling of tropical pina colada drink.


To prepare pineapple pulp, in a blender blend fresh pineapple chunks until it gets to smooth consistency.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 102mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 240

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I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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