Let's cook: pina colada cupcakes with coconut milk frosting

Just when I want to show you these pina colada cupcakes the weather gets bad. I won't lie, these are best served on a nice and hot sumer day, but they will also help bring a little summer feeling to a rainy July day.
As of last week, I am the proud owner of a brand new oven. Bliss. After 4 months with no oven at all it was about time. After the inevitable lasagna spree, cupcakes had to be made and I chose these pina colada ones merely because I can't drink actual pina coladas, the cream in it doesn't really get along with my stomach.

Now I kind of just adapted a regular cupcake recipe to make it more tropical, however, these came out perfect. They are super fluffy, moist, coconut-y. I had a hard time not eating them all at once.

(makes 9)

FIRST: line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners & preheat oven (I always forget. always)

1.5 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
0.5 tsp salt
(you could also add a little desiccated coconut, but I didn't think of that until after)

--> mix and set aside

1 cup brown sugar
0.5 cup butter (or margerine)

--> mix until creamy

1 egg
0.5 cup coconut milk (use a non-sweetened brand please & shake well before opening the can)
0.5 cup pineapple or any other tropical fruit juice
a little of rum aroma

--> add to the flour mixture 
--> mix until no clumps are left
--> fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 with dough and bake for 20 minutes
--> let them cool down completely before adding the frosting

this one is easy:
- put the can of coconut milk you used for the cupcakes in the fridge (1 hour should be enough)
- place 3 cups of confectioners' sugar in a bowl
- add 0.5 cup of desiccated coconut
- with a spoon, carefully get the gooey, thick coconut pulp out of the can. 2 tablespoons should suffice

--> mix well until you have the consistency of mayonnaise (you might have to add a little more coconut milk)
--> put in the fridge for 3-5 hours

The frosting will be very thick once refrigerated, almost like butter, so you best spread it with a knife on the cupcakes and store them in the fridge until served so the coconut frosting won't melt.
For extra juicy pina colada cupcakes, serve them with a slice of fresh pineapple on top, I put half a toothpick into mine so they stay in place.


  1. sounds like the perfect summer treat! i should give it a try - as soon as i've figured out all the measures ;)

    i love the idea that you've rescued a plant... and that it keeps on thanking you with new leaves!

    1. oh, thx a ton for the help! now i'll really try them :)

      and this plant was just waiting for you... obviously! some people put this stuff out to be found ;)
      i'm happy you gave it a new and nourishing home!

  2. Die sehen ja lecker aus. ^^


  3. Das sieht wirklich lecker aus, nur mag ich weder Kokos noch Ananas :D
    Und danke für deinen Kommentar ♥ Ich weiß noch nicht wo genau ich in Amerika wohnen werde, aber ich hab auch noch zweieinhalb Wochen Zeit das zu erfahren. Und ich werde bald 17 und das ist ein Auslandsjahr während der Schulzeit. Also ich mach das nach der 10. Klasse und mache die Abiturstufe dann wenn ich wiederkomme. Ich bin jedoch die einzige in meiner Schule die das macht, freu mich aber auch echt wahnsinnig drauf :D