Happy Cupcake Hour!
These delicious cupcakes have all the flavors of a tropical piña colada cocktail! …and they start with a cake mix, which makes them super-easy to bake-up a batch! Combine the cake mix with eggs, coconut milk, crushed pineapple and an optional dash of rum!
The frosting is a rum flavored whipped cream frosting that is so light and fluffy! Have fun decorating your cupcakes with toasted coconut, maraschino cherries, slivers of fresh pineapple and maybe even a festive paper umbrella! Cheers!
Rum Whipped Cream:
The rum in the whipped cream is optional. If you do use the rum, it will deflate the whipped cream a little more quickly. The instant vanilla pudding mix helps to keep it stabilized a little longer. You can frost the cupcakes several hours in advance. They should be refrigerated. You can substitute 1 teaspoon rum extract for the actual rum. Here’s a photo of what the cupcake looked like the next day after being in the refrigerator overnight – the whipped cream is just slightly deflated.