This recipe originally appeared on my first blog, Amy's Cooking Adventures, in September 2012.
Since I started making tropical drink inspired cakes and cupcakes, my mom has been asking for me to make piña colada cupcakes. So when we went for a visit recently, I brought along these cupcakes.
At first I wasn’t overly thrilled about these cupcakes, since I have no love of coconut and prefer to avoid it. But the coconut flavor was so beautifully subtle in these cupcakes (and in the frosting) that even I enjoyed a few!
That said, these are a real crowd pleaser, especially if you are serving these to guests that aren’t huge on coconut. But if you are a coconut lover, I recommend adding a teaspoon of coconut extract to the cake batter and frosting and/or adding some shredded coconut to the cake batter.