Rating: 3.45 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 11 Ratings

Filled with pineapple preserves and topped with coconut frosting, these petite pina colada cakes from scratch taste like a tropical drink.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
18 mins at 350°
cool:
5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cupcakes
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Pina Colada Cakes

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line twenty-four 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream and milk. Alternately add flour mixture and sour cream mixture to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Stir in crumbled cookies and macadamia nuts. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

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  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; cool completely on wire racks. If desired, remove paper bake cups.

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  • Prepare Coconut Frosting; set aside. Spoon pineapple preserves into a decorating bag fitted with a large round or open star tip. Push tip into the top of each cupcake and force some of the preserves inside cake.

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  • Generously spread the frosting onto tops of cupcakes. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Makes 24 cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts (Pina Colada Cakes)

319 calories; total fat 8g; saturated fat 5g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 27mg; sodium 165mg; potassium 78mg; carbohydrates 61g; fiber 1g; sugar 48g; protein 3g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 146IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 24mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.

Coconut Frosting

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  • In a large mixing bowl prepare frosting mix according to package directions. Beat in coconut extract. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well.

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Reviews

11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0