Pina Colada Cupcakes Recipe
The filling is haupia, a classic Hawaiian coconut dessert that’s super simple to make. I upped the flavor by substituting the water with coconut milk and pineapple juice. This can be made ahead of time and chilled to firm up before filling the cupcakes. I love cupcakes with a filling, and the haupia is perfect for these piña colada cupcakes.
Then there’s the frosting. A basic buttercream made better with piña colada mix. The mix itself contains no alcohol so you get that nice pineapple and coconut flavor without the rum if you choose to make these cupcakes non-alcoholic. Or you can add in rum to make it a party!