Pina Colada Rum Cupcakes

I am so behind on my recipes. Actually, I am not as much behind as I still can’t catch up from my busy summer. I have recipes from months ago that I still have to post. Hopefully, I will catch up eventually. 
These are the cupcakes that I made for my hubby’s birthday last week. The cupcakes turned out great, no matter what I had to go thought. Here is the story…
I was planning to make the cupcakes on Tuesday so I ran to the liquor store after work. I got some rum and when I got home, I realized that I got light run. Duh…
On Wednesday, I ran to the liquor store again and got the right rum. That night was also the night that my hubby, his friend and his parents we going to see Casablanca at the movie theater. I had to stay home with the kiddo and I had to get up early for work….(insert little whine). I had to hurry up and make the cupcakes before they left for the movies. With all the “yap..yap…yap”, I forgot to add the coconut to the first batch. Man, these cupcakes were just not cooperating with me!
I did add the coconut and the second batch turned out FABULOUS!!

3/4 cup butter, softened
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup Spiced rum
1 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 cans of sliced pineapples

10 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 sticks butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tbs pineapple juice

1. Preheat the oven to 375, place the cupcake liners into the 12-cup muffin pan
2. Beat the butter is a large mixing bowl for 1 minute
3. Add sugar and beat for another minute
4. Add one egg at the time, beating after each addition
5. Beat in vanilla and rum
6. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt, mix until combined
7. Add milk and buttermilk beat until combined

8. Fold in the coconut flakes

9. Chop the pineapples into small pieces. Drop a few pieces of pineapple on the bottom of the cupcake cups.

10. Pour into the muffin pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely.

1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, pineapple juice, butter and vanilla together until smooth.
2. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Beat until light and fluffy.
3. Frost the cooled cupcakes.


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  1. These are beautiful! And I bet they’re delicious. Maybe you want to know when my birthday is. lol

  2. Looks super yummy! I love just about anything that has rum in it, though.

  3. I definitley will be trying these! I’d love for you to stop by my party and share these!!

  4. Yummy you so made my mouth water !!thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays :)

  5. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post looks so YUMMY!! new follower :-)

  6. Mmm, mmm, mmm! This looks good! Thanks for linking up to A Pinteresting Party!

  7. Mmmmm Pina Coladas and cupcakes – how could you go wrong? Thanks so much for sharing at Beautify It Monday – We hope you’ll come back next week!

  8. How yummy…thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks, I hope to see you again this weekend:)

  9. They look and sound tasty! Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

    Addicted to Recipes

  10. YUM! What a great combination!! These sound so good!
    Thanks for linking up – I featured you today!

  11. Goodness these do look and sound delicious :)

  12. look absolutely delicious!!

  13. Wow these sound tempting!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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