Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pinacolada Cupcakes

Whewww!!!! What a hectic week I had  , I  wanted to make Lizzy's cheesecake but did not get time to do it , I am still salivating over her cheesecake , hopefully this week I can try it out , but in the meanwhile , I was browsing through my food photos and found out that this recipe was not posted . these are soft , moist coconut cupcakes with bits of pineapple topped with a delicious coconut whipped cream and pineapple pieces coated with toasted coconut . These were an instant hit in my house so here goes...........................


100 gms butter
1 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 and 3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup of light coconut milk
1/4 cup of syrup from the canned pineapple
1/2 cup of chopped pineapple

for the frosting 

350 ml whipping cream
2 tbsp coconut milk powder
5 tbsp or more icing sugar
pineapple pieces dipped in toasted coconut for garnish ( optional )


Cream the butter and sugar till fluffy .
Add the vanilla and the eggs and beat again .
Sift the dry ingredients together .
Mix the coconut milk and the syrup .
Now add in the wet and dry mixture alternately in the batter ending with the dry ingredient.
Fold in the chopped pineapple .
Bake in a preheated 180 c oven for about 20-25 min or till the tops are springy to the touch .
Now for the frosting , whip the cream , icing sugar sugar and coconut milk powder till stiff .
Pipe swirls onto the cooled cupcakes and top it with the pineapple pieces .


  1. Wow, Shabs...you are on the "cupcake roll" second amazing cupcakes since the last time. Love the pina colada cream swirl, and the yummy pineapple!

  2. If only I could learn to like pineapple - but I'd love these if I replaced it with another kind of fruit. Wonderful!

  3. Oh, gosh, these look marvelous, Shabs!!! How I love pineapple and coconut.....mmmmmmm. And I'm sure you can make a half batch of cheesecake...do you have a smaller springform pan to use? I'd just watch the baking time...and use a pan with half the volume if you have it :)

  4. Yum for sure! These cupcakes look beautiful! I love the way the pineapple slices are dipped in coconut--so pretty!

  5. These are beautiful...you have a wonderful knack of decorating cupcakes!

  6. You always make your writing so sweet and credible and we believe it's always delish! Lovely photo and recipe. Flagged!

  7. Oh, how I love coconut cupcakes...and yours look amazing!!! The icing and toppers are beautiful. I know you'll get to that cheesecake eventually...LOL...life can get in the way of our baking plans, can't it???

  8. pinacolada is my favorite drink...love this cupcake flavor :)