Pina Colada Cupcakes … from a Box!
Cuisine: Dessert
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Serves: per box
Pina Colada Cupcakes
  • Cake:
  • 1 Yellow Cake Box Mix
  • The wet ingredients needed on the back of the box: eggs, water, oil or butter
  • 1-1.5 cups crushed pineapple
  • Frosting:
  • 1 tub vanilla frosting
  • 2 tsp rum extract
  • 2 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  1. Follow the directions on the back of your cake mix, add the wet ingredients, mix, etc.
  2. Then add your 1.5 cups of crushed pineapple and add it to the mixer, mix for another 30 seconds.
  3. Fill your cupcake cups ⅔ of the way with batter and bake in the oven according to the instruction on the back of your cake mix.
  4. While the cupcakes are baking, prep your frosting by emptying the entire tub of vanilla frosting into your mixing bowl.
  5. Add 2 tsp of rum extract and coconut extract and mix.
  6. Next, put 1 cup of sweetened coconut flakes in a thin layer on a baking sheet. When your cupcakes are done, bake the coconut flakes at 350 for 7-12 minutes or until browned to your liking.
  7. Let the cupcakes cool completely, then frost and top with the toasted coconut flakes and a drink umbrella.
Recipe by Salty Canary at