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Pina Colada Cupcakes Recipe

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You will love the look and flavor of this Pina Colada Cupcakes Recipe! Find out why everyone in my family craves these delicious sweet treats!

Perfect for a pool party, a summer birthday, or a simple weekend dessert! Everyone will love the taste and love the fun look even more!

These cupcakes are perfect for summer eating and summer fun! Everyone will love being able to grab one and enjoy the flavor.

Pina Colada Cupcakes Recipe

Using a yellow cake mix makes this recipe go so quickly! The best part of the recipe is that it cuts the prep time and allows you to start working on the frosting.

My boys love the cute umbrellas on top, but those can be optional if you don’t want to add them in. OVerall, focus on making the cupcakes and enjoying the flavor!

These would be super cute to present to family and friends or at a pool party. Great for everyone to have their own and not share!

How do I store baked cupcakes?

So you just baked a batch of delicious cupcakes, and now you’re wondering how to store them properly to keep them fresh. The good news is that cupcakes can be stored easily with just a few simple steps.

First and foremost, make sure that they have completely cooled down before storing them. Moisture and warmth can make the cupcakes stale quickly, so store them in an airtight container at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and heat sources.

If you want to extend the shelf life of your cupcakes, you can refrigerate them, but be sure to bring them to room temperature before serving.

It’s also important to note that frostings and decorative toppings can cause moisture and should be added just before serving.

With these tips, your cupcakes will stay fresh and scrumptious for days.

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Tropical Cupcakes Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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What are fun toppings for cupcakes?

Cupcakes are always a hit, whether you’re serving them at a birthday party, baby shower, or family gathering. But let’s face it; anyone can make a plain vanilla cupcake.

If you want to add a little fun to your cupcakes, you can consider adding some interesting and tasty toppings.

One of the most popular cupcake toppings is buttercream frosting, a creamy and sweet delight that you can pipe into different shapes and colors.

Other great options include sprinkles, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, fresh fruit, chocolate chips, or even candy bits.

The possibilities are endless, and the fun of decorating cupcakes is experimenting with different combinations to suit your taste.

So next time you’re baking cupcakes, be creative and try out one or two of these fun toppings!

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Pina Colada Cupcakes Recipe

Pina Colada Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Pina Colada Cupcakes Recipe is one of the best flavors! Fun and easy to make!


  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups Pina Colada Flavored Sparkling Water
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons Pina Colada Flavored Sparkling Water
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
  • Maraschino cherries (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the cupcake liners to a cupcake pan.
  2. Put the cake mix into a bowl and then add the eggs, oil, and water. Mix on medium speed. Fold in the coconut.
  3. Add the batter into the liners 2/3 of the way full.
  4. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until the toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let the cupcakes cool before adding the frosting.
  6. To make the frosting, add the butter to a bowl and beat for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  7. Add the vanilla and then slowly add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Add a little bit of the sparking water in between each cup of sugar and mix for 1-2 minutes until stiff peaks form - but don't overmix!
  8. Add the frosting to a piping bag and frost the cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle coconut on top, add a cherry, and a paper umbrella. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 245mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/3/2023

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