Tropical Pina Colada Cake batter whipped into ultra moist and decadent Pina Colada Cupcakes with Kiwi Frosting. The taste of a birthday party and a fiesta rolled into one!
I have a thing for Pina Coladas.
Smooth creamy coconut milk mixed with a punch of pineapple is often more than I can bear to resist.
When I was five months pregnant with my first child, my husband and I took a trip to Hawaii; sort of a last hurrah as non-parents. We lived it up as much as a couple can, when one of the two has a newly emerging belly.
I had just visited my doctor right before our trip and had another appointment scheduled one week after our return. When I weighed in after our vacation, the doctor scolded, “Sommer, what have you been doing? You gained THIRTEEN POUNDS in the last four weeks!!”
With my head hanging I admitted, “We’ve been in Hawaii for over two weeks, and I drank AT LEAST one virgin Pina Colada every day!”
I’m embarrassed to tell you, she was not happy, and I did not stay under the “appropriate” weight gain that pregnancy. Oh well, those were good virgin Pina Coladas. I didn’t even miss the rum.
These days I try to take it easy on such lavish treats as Pina Coladas, but I do indulge in a good Pina Colada cake here and there.
These Pina Colada Cupcakes with Kiwi Frosting are a new addiction in my house, and are even harder to resist than the beverage.
The Pina Colada cake batter is thick and rich, making a delicately moist cake with a tender crumb. Even without the kiwi frosting, these babies cause immediate obsession.
Cut the kiwi in half and scoop the felt out with a spoon.
Yet top the Pina Pina Colada Cupcakes with Kiwi Frosting, dotted with fresh tangy kiwi fruit and you have something truly enslaving.
With one bite, these seemingly innocent cupcakes will own you.
You’ve been warned.
Jokes aside, this is my new favorite cupcake creation.
I have plenty of delicious cake and cupcake recipes here on ASP, but if I could talk you into making one variety, this would be it. Honestly, these Pina Colada Cupcakes with Kiwi Frosting are wonderful.
And just look at these marvelous edible flowers made out of dried pineapple and kiwi!
April Scharpf of April’s Edible Art makes beautiful and healthy dried fruit creations. She sells all natural flower picks for edible arrangements or cake toppers, and dried fruit just for snacking. They taste as good as they look, and have no preservatives or added sugar.
Make sure to check out her site. The cinnamon apples are pretty amazing as well.
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