Tender, dreamy, tropical Gluten-free Pina Colada Cupcakes that are also dairy-free and easy to make.
My husband and I recently celebrated our fifteenth wedding anniversary. We spent a week celebrating in one of our favorite tropical locations, Hawaii! My first time on a plane (ever!) was on our honeymoon fifteen years ago.
We went to Oahu and instantly fell in love with Hawaii. We even spent several hours the last day of our honeymoon looking for jobs – thinking that we might actually move to Hawaii some day.
We loved the sandy beaches, the warm weather, the relaxing atmosphere… and the food! I remember our first dinner out on Oahu.
I enjoyed fresh Opa with tropical rice and steamed veggies. I washed mine down with a Pina Coloda, while my husband tried a local brew. It was amazing to say the least.
While we didn’t end up moving to one of the Hawaiian Islands (bummer) we have gone back a few times to visit. We love Hawaiian food, and tropical beverages, and relaxing.
I wanted to make something this year that reminded us of all of our fun times in Hawaii.
I wanted it to be something that my whole family could enjoy, which meant it had to be gluten-free, dairy-free, and peanut-free.
The week before our Anniversary I made Gluten-Free Pina Colada Cupcakes and my whole family raved about how delicious they were.
Every bite reminded us of vacation. And it was something we could eat while celebrating together.
These Gluten-Free Pina Colada Cupcakes have hints of pineapple, coconut, and butter. They’re topped with a smooth and creamy coconut buttercream frosting that melts in your mouth.
With only ten ingredients in the cupcakes, and one bowl for mixing up the batter, you’ll find them easier to make than most other cupcakes. Enjoy!
If you try these Gluten-Free Pina Colada cupcakes, please stop back by and let me know what you though!
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Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 380 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 67mg Sodium: 242mg Carbohydrates: 59g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 49g Protein: 2g