Pina Colada Squares

Decadent Pina Colada Cake Squares with thick creamy icing. These individually portioned treats are a must for parties and end of year after-school snacks.

Creamy Dreamy Pina Colada Cake Squares #summer #pinacolada #coconut #pineapple #cake

There are certain flavors that were just meant to go together….

Steak and potatoes. Chocolate and peanut butter. Bacon and eggs. Make that bacon and anything.

Amazing Pina Colada Cake Squares #summer #pinacolada #coconut #pineapple #cake

And of course coconut and pineapple.


That’s what makes a pina colada such a special beverage. It’s part cocktail, part dessert, and all creamy dreamy decadence.

Making Pina Colada Cake Squares #summer #pinacolada #coconut #pineapple #cake

There’s a rumor going around, that this girl I know once gained 13 pounds in TWO WEEKS by drinking virgin pina coladas everyday in Hawaii, whilst pregnant.

I will not cannot verify whether this is truth or fiction. Just know, pina coladas are dangerous!

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Even so, I took the risk today by turning this luxurious beverage into cookie bars!

Or maybe they’re more like pina colada cake squares.

I can’t decide… these luscious little treats are somewhere in between bars and cake.

Easy Pina Colada Cake Squares! #summer #pinacolada #coconut #pineapple #cake

They have the tenderness of a great pina colada cake, yet the slight density of cookie bars.

So we’re calling them Pina Colada Squares.

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To make the pina colada cake base, I used smooth and dependable Gold Medal Flour, butter, creamy coconut milk, and just a touch of rum.

Then I covered the top with a rich pineapple icing that drips down over the edges in decadent layers.

Like this…

Creamy Pina Colada Cake Squares #summer #pinacolada #coconut #pineapple #cake

Sigh. the contrast of the creamy coconut base and the tangy pineapple icing is to die for!

I can think of nothing I’d rather have at this very moment.

These little squares are tender and sweet with tropical appeal that makes me feel like I’m on vacation, if only for a moment.

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I think I’ll have another one.

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45 comments on “Pina Colada Squares

  1. Robin @ Simply Southern Bakingposted May 19, 2014 at 5:22 am Reply

    Saw this in my Bloglovin’ feed this morning and just had to take a look. Oh my goodness….amazing! Can I have for breakfast?

  2. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted May 19, 2014 at 6:23 am Reply

    This looks like my sort of cake. Love me some coconut! Pinning to our coconut board.
    Have a marvelous Monday Sommer!
    P.S. Hope you had a blast at BlogHer!

  3. Tieghanposted May 19, 2014 at 6:36 am Reply

    I agree, coconut and pineapple are the best together. So good! These bars look awesome!

  4. Jenny Flakeposted May 19, 2014 at 6:48 am Reply

    Soooo good! Love pina colada flavors, perfect for your cute little cakes!

  5. Julie @ Table for Twoposted May 19, 2014 at 7:26 am Reply

    What a delicious looking cake! Love the flavor!!

  6. Naomiposted May 19, 2014 at 7:35 am Reply

    I love this flavor combo!

  7. Mariaposted May 19, 2014 at 7:44 am Reply

    Love this dreamy dessert!

  8. [email protected]posted May 19, 2014 at 7:51 am Reply

    This cake looks fabulous! The frosting sounds amazing!

  9. Heather Christoposted May 19, 2014 at 7:57 am Reply

    i gained 10 in Hawaii in ONE week while pregnant and I was just mostly eating fruit, so I believe the tail! This cake looks like it has the most incredible texture!

  10. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted May 19, 2014 at 8:21 am Reply

    These are so perfect, Sommer! Love the flavor! And it was so good to see you over the weekend!

  11. marlaposted May 19, 2014 at 8:47 am Reply

    These look great Sommer!

  12. Gabyposted May 19, 2014 at 10:03 am Reply

    What a fabulous summer treat!

  13. Meredithposted May 19, 2014 at 10:54 am Reply

    Looks perfect for backyard barbecues!

  14. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addictionposted May 19, 2014 at 11:31 am Reply

    This cake sounds incredible! Perfect for summer gatherings!

  15. Teresaposted May 19, 2014 at 12:55 pm Reply

    Do you think it would turn out right if the rum were omitted?

  16. Carol at Wild Goose Teaposted May 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm Reply

    Pina Coladas are one of my all time favorite drinks. If I am driving, I order a virgin one. Its just as good. You know its cheaper, so I should order the virgin one all the time. Duh. Anyway I of course love it replicated in a cake. It looks so airy and summery too.

  17. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted May 19, 2014 at 1:51 pm Reply

    Oh Sommer, these look SO good! I love the summery coconut flavor. Great little treats!

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  19. Christine @ Cooking with Cakesposted May 20, 2014 at 7:46 am Reply

    eeek Sommer this looks awesome!!! I love me some coconut + pineapple deliciousness, plus this cake looks SO fluffy and light :)

  20. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted May 20, 2014 at 8:03 am Reply

    These squares sound so good! Love the coconut pineapple combo!

  21. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted May 21, 2014 at 9:17 pm Reply

    Super fun and delish!

    Rating: 5
  22. Jennie @themessybakerblogposted May 22, 2014 at 6:36 am Reply

    I’ll take all the individual portions. These bars are dripping with deliciousness. Pinned.

  23. Annie @Maebellsposted May 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm Reply

    These look so moist and fluffy! And that frosting looks incredible! Can’t wait to try these!

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  25. Linda Hughesposted May 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm Reply

    Thanks Sommer for posting this. David and I really enjoyed them at the Birthday Party.

    Rating: 5
  26. Seemaposted May 31, 2014 at 10:01 am Reply

    Love the taste and texture

    Rating: 5
  27. Liddyposted May 31, 2014 at 8:10 am Reply

    Will the flavor of these be good if I don’t have rum to add?

  28. Jennyposted May 31, 2014 at 10:59 am Reply

    A m a z I n g ! We’re having a staycation, I’m serving this tonight! #yum

  29. Kay Littleposted May 31, 2014 at 11:49 am Reply

    Yum…these are the perfect portion! Cake is fluffy and the icing is magic!

  30. Francescaposted May 31, 2014 at 9:55 pm Reply

    I think this could be my birthday cake!

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  32. Svidhaposted June 25, 2014 at 5:57 pm Reply

    Waiting for it to come out of the oven.. :) Already smells like heaven.!!

    Rating: 5
  33. LISAposted July 2, 2015 at 5:05 pm Reply


    • Sommerposted July 5, 2015 at 9:18 am Reply

      Hi Lisa! Yes, it takes a lot to cover everything. :)