The Piña Colada is the perfect summer cocktail full of coconut and pineapple flavors, and the rum of course! These tasty Piña Colada Cupcakes have all the fun flavors of this summer cocktail in a cute little package! And these are especially delicious with the Salted Caramel Rum Sauce!
What’s in these Cupcakes?
The base of these cupcakes is a white vanilla and pineapple sponge cake. The cake itself is super light and fluffy!
Once the cupcakes bake, we fill the center with a coconut rum and pineapple compote, giving these a nice gooey surprise center!
Coconut Buttercream Frosting
To give these all the piña colada vibes, the frosting is a coconut buttercream (American buttercream) and is so perfectly rich and creamy and is perfect with the cupcake base.
Salted Caramel Rum Sauce
For the final touches, we drizzle the cupcakes with a Salted Caramel Rum Sauce. The sauce is very easy to make and can be stored in the fridge and used on other desserts, ice cream, pancakes or waffles!
Additionally, we added toasted coconut to the cupcakes and a dehydrated pineapple slice to really bring all the vibes of summer to life!
We hope that you enjoy this recipe for Piña Colada Cupcakes! If you give them a try, leave us a comment below or tag us on Instagram @cooking_with_wine!
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How fun! These sound perfect for our upcoming Labor Day celebration in Bay St. Louis, MS, an end of summer treat we can enjoy dockside – or on the boat – along with a real piña colada.
Enjoy! And if you like Piña Coladas, check out our Piña Coladas with Dark Rum recipe too!