Pina Colada Cupcakes

"delicious cupcakes topped with coconut"
photo by wicked cook 46 photo by wicked cook 46
photo by wicked cook 46
photo by wicked cook 46 photo by wicked cook 46
Ready In:
1hr 10mins
24 cupcakes


  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box super moist cake mix
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 14 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 (12 ounce) container whipped vanilla frosting
  • 34 cup shredded coconut


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees, and place paper baking cup in 24 regular size muffin cups.
  • In a large bowl, beat the first 6 ingredients listed with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • Divive batter evenly into the 24 muffin cups.
  • Bake 18-24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes, and remove from pan to a wire rack. Then cool for 30 minutes.
  • Stir coconut extract and rum extract into frosting, and spread on cupcakes.
  • Dip tops of frosted cupcakes in coconut.
  • Store loosely covered at room temperature.

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  1. Krin1180
    I followed the cupcake recipe to a T, and wound up with burned bottoms of cupcakes. I didn't have time to make a second batch, but I would suggest to try the mix's baking time and heat. For the icing, I used thawed coolwhip rather than the whipped icing, but still added the teaspoons of rhum and coconut flavours.
  2. Dienia B.
    loved this used coconut milk instead of water and coconut rum instead of extracts not much im a light weight
    Yummy! I did leave out the rum extract. Made for Please Review My Recipe.
  4. wicked cook 46
    I used pineaplle tidbits I crushed in my food chopper. Next time I will make sure I have the crushed since I don't think there was enough pineapple. I could not find any of the extracts where I live UGH so had to add a splash of rum to the batter and frostng. I also toasted the coconut and added about 1/4 cup to the frosting and the rest for the top . I could not figure out why the frosting was so sweet then realized I had grabbed the WRONG can and had used a cream cheese frosting. LOL With all the subbed and a major goof these are moist and YUMMMY ( a bit to sweet but that was my fault LOL) Will make again and hopefully find the extract needed and use the correct frosting. Made for 1,2,3 Hit Wonders
  5. luvcookn
    These are wonderful little cupcakes. I am not a cake baker...but do enjoy making things with cake mixes. And this is one that will be made again and again. Thank you for sharing.


  1. Dienia B.
    loved this used coconut milk instead of water and coconut rum instead of extracts not much im a light weight


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