Thursday, April 19, 2012

If you like Pina Coladas, and Getting Caught With Cupcakes...

Hello all,

I know, I know, its's a corny blog post title, but I honestly couldn't help singing it to myself while I was baking these cupcakes, or while eating them.

We had a little setback in the weather here in New Jersey for awhile (as if that's shocking to any of us who have lived here for our entire lives) but there's finally been a breakthrough! We hit 80s and now are headed to a balmy mid-70s range for for the rest of the week. So, with all the sun, warmth, and fresh air, I thought these pina colada cupcakes would be the perfect way to go during my month of cupcakes...and I was right.

I have eaten not one, not two...but many of these little cakes as they sat on my kitchen table, staring at me with their toasted coconut, just begging to be gobbled up before anyone notices they're gone.

After being treated to the Banana Split Cupcakes awhile back, some of my peers asked me if I could bring them a few of these to our next class. For once I actually wanted to say "there are no more" because I was thinking to myself "there won't be anymore after I get to them" but of course I said I'd be happy to.

But then, who would've thought this late in the semester I'd have such luck, my professor cancelled class today. It's a sign from God - I was meant to have all of these cupcakes to myself.

Is it going to cause a serious stomach ache? Most definitely. Do I care? Not in the slightest.

Every time I eat one I am reminded that there is roughly one WEEK left of classes for the entirety of my junior year, and I am that much closer to Summer Vacation.

I hope these send you off to a blissful summer daydream as well.

Happy Baking!

Pina Colada Cupcakes Via GloriousTreats

2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups crushed pineapple, drained slightly

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two 12-cup muffin pans with liners.
2. In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, beat together eggs and sugar until it reaches a uniform consistency. Slowly beat in oil and vanilla.
4. Stir in sour cream and crushed pineapple until well combined.
5. Add flour mixture to wet ingredient mixture and beat until just combined.
6. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 way full and bake at 350 for 20-24 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Coconut Frosting Barely Adapted from Baked Perfection

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
4 tbsp coconut milk

1. Cream butter and coconut milk, then add vanilla.
2. Beat in powdered sugar, a cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached.


  1. Holy moly do these bad boys look good! Looks like another recipe to add to my 'to bake' list. By the way, I found you on FoodBuzz and am now subscribed/following your blog. So nice to meet you.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

    1. Thanks Lisa!

      Thank you SO much for following: it really means alot. I'll have to pop on over to your blog asap! :D

  2. Hey, I like that blog title! Of course I have a thing for corny but still...

    Those cupcakes look fantastic btw! Now I want cupcakes...right now.

    1. Thanks Janet!

      I thought corny is always enjoyable now and then :)

  3. These cupcakes are heavenly, adorable and too cute! Love them very much :D
    Cocktail umbrellas? Nice touch ;)

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Thanks Choc Chip Uru!

      You know I saw the umbrellas for about $2 on Amazon and I just couldn't help myself! Glad you like them :D

  4. Cool idea, and I am full of little umbrellas! I am following you!


    1. Thanks Alessandra!

      And thanks for the follow :D It made my day!

  5. These look delicious. I love the pineapple coconut combination.

    1. Thanks From Calculus to Cupcakes!

      I don't know if I mentioned this on FoodBuzz but I LOVE your name. It just rolls off the tongue so well.

      Glad you enjoyed the post!

  6. These lovely cupcakes will definitely put me in the mood for some fun in the sun!! They look perfect and I love the umbrella topper... really cute!!

    1. Thanks Curry and Comfort! :D

      I think we could ALL use some fun in the sun (though of course it's rainy today)

  7. Just found your blog and I am loving it! I think the title of your blog post is pretty cute and witty! I once made a poker themed cake and I sang "My My My Poker Cake" all week long!

    1. Nice to meet you Jenniffer!

      Thank you so much for popping on over to my blog :D And I have to tell you I just sang "my my my poker cake" and LOVE it. I might just end up singing it all week too now heehee