As soon as I made these cupcakes, I immediately wanted to go on vacation.
What I wouldn’t give to lay along the side of a beach somewhere with the sun beaming down and hug me with its warmth. Ahhhh, the sound of the waves coming ashore and kiss my feet. One hand held by my man and the other hand holding a Pina Colada. Oh man, I need to stop day dreaming because it is making things worse. I guess I’ll just one of these Pina Colada Cupcakes to make me feel better. Okay, you talked me into it. You sure do know how to make me feel better. Thanks.
I have something to tell you that you or may not find interesting. I actually don’t like coconut. Let me be more specific, I don’t mind the flavor of coconut if it joined well with other flavors, but I can’t stand shredded coconut. It gets in the way. Its like after you eat whatever your eating, you have these pieces of stuff in our mouth and its annoying. So when I say I don’t like coconut, that is really what I mean. I don’t like the flakes that get stuck in your mouth. They don’t really break down and that is very annoying to me.
All in all I give these cupcakes a solid 10 despite the coconut flakes that are involved. I am not saying that because I made these, they are really good. I would totally make these again and enjoy them just the same. I also think they are really pretty, don’t you? The top of these look like soft coconut clouds from heaven. They taste like them too!
Recipe partially adapted from “A Passion for Baking” by Marcy Goldman