Pina Colada Cakes

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

Pina Colada Cakes
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
18 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
24 cupcakes


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup butter, softened

  • 1 ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup dairy sour cream

  • ½ cup milk

  • 6 soft macaroon cookies, crumbled (1 cup)

  • ¼ cup chopped macadamia nuts

  • Coconut Frosting

  • 1 cup pineapple preserves

  • Toasted coconut

Coconut Frosting

  • 1 7.25 ounce package fluffy white frosting mix

  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract

  • 4 cup powdered sugar


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

Coconut Frosting

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

319 Calories
8g Fat
61g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 319
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 78mg 2%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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