Tropical Escape: Piña Colada Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting



Tropical Escape: Piña Colada Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

Imagine being transported to a sun-soaked beach, the gentle sound of waves in the background and a fresh breeze playing with your hair. Our Piña Colada Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting are your ticket to this tropical paradise, encapsulating the essence of a vacation in a delightful dessert. These cupcakes bring together the luscious flavors of pineapple and coconut, delivering a burst of summer with every bite.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Combine the pineapple juice and coconut milk in a separate bowl.
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients and the pineapple-coconut mixture to the butter-sugar mixture, alternating between the two. Begin and end with the dry ingredients.
  7. Divide the batter evenly into the cupcake liners, filling each about two-thirds full.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Delight in the taste of the tropics with these Piña Colada Cupcakes. The combination of pineapple-infused cake and creamy coconut frosting will transport you to a blissful beach with every bite.

Nutrition information: Calories: 280 | Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g

Picture yourself savoring these Piña Colada Cupcakes on a lazy afternoon, the cares of the world melting away as you indulge in the flavors of paradise. Whether it’s a summer gathering, a birthday celebration, or simply a treat-yourself moment, these cupcakes are a slice of sunshine that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere. Close your eyes, take a bite, and escape to your own tropical paradise!

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