I love when I get free reign on a recipe. “Make something pineapple”. I have such a long list of pineapple and coconut recipes that I want to make. If I did finally make them all I would probably have 4 straight months of recipes. I space them out a little more than that because I think I would be exhausted making, photographing and posting a recipe a day for 4 months in a row. And I think my family would be sick of pineapple at the end of those four months and we can’t have that now can we. So for now, I stick to the occasional recipe like these Piña Colada Cupcakes. It had been quite a while since I last made cupcakes for this blog so when Cost Plus World Market suggested ” something pineapple” I knew cupcakes had to happen.
I also wanted an excuse to use my new, fun, tropical props from World Market like the monstera leaves and pineapple cutting board. Perfect for these Piña Colada cupcakes!
These Piña Colada cupcakes have three parts to them; the cupcake, the filling and the frosting. Well four if you count the decoration. The cupcake itself is a moist cupcake made with Piña Colada mix, coconut rum, coconut mil and fresh pineapple. The filling is a traditional Hawaiian coconut custard called Haupia that is made with pineapple juice and of course more coconut rum. The frosting is a traditional buttercream with more of that yummy piña colada mix and you guessed it, more coconut rum. These aren’t overly boozy and the rum definitely can be omitted to make them non-alcoholic. If you want to make these with less steps you can also omit the filling. I love filled cupcakes, it adds an extra element of flavor and texture but if you want to skip that step it won’t change the texture of the cupcakes at all.
The recipe and step by step directions and photos reside on Discover, a Blog by World Market. Click on the blue Discover to get the recipe. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market, I am a Cost Plus World Market Tribe ambassador. If you have any questions on the recipe you can leave a comment here or on the recipe on Discover blog.