Pina Colada Cake
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Pina Colada Cupcakes with Kiwi Frosting

Tropical Pina Colada Cake batter whipped into ultra moist and decadent Pina Colada Cupcakes with Kiwi Frosting.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Cupcakes
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 32 cupcakes
Calories: 449kcal
Author: Sommer Collier

Ingredients

For the Pina Colada Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups softened unsalted butter
  • 6 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 15 ounces crushed pineapple drained (1 cup)

For the Kiwi Frosting:

  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 ripe kiwis peeled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 10-12 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line muffins tins with paper liners (about 32).
  • With an electric mixer, beat the sugar and softened butter until extremely light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes. Don't rush this part!
  • With the mixer still running, slowly add the eggs to the creamed sugar mixture. Then beat in the vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Turn the mixer on low and alternate adding the dry mixture and the coconut milk to the mixing bowl until bowl are well combined. Scrape the bowl and add in the shredded coconut and crushed pineapple. Mix just enough to combine.
  • Using a 1/4-cup scoop, fill the liners 3/4 full. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before frosting.
  • Meanwhile, place the peeled kiwis in the blender and puree until smooth.
  • With the electric mixer, beat the softened butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Make SURE they are both room temperature or you'll end up with clumpy frosting.
  • Add the kiwi, vanilla and salt. Then slowly add the powdered sugar. Continue adding the powdered sugar until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Frost and enjoy!