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If you like Piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain (old person musical reference alert!), then you will almost certainly enjoy making ans eating these cupcakes! Bring on the holiday!

Recipe –

For the pineapple goo –
1 small pineapple
1 tsp arrowroot powder
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp sugar

For the cupcakes –
135g unsalted butter, soft
125g caster sugar
125g self raising flour
25g dessicated coconut (unsweetened)
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 lg free-range eggs
1.5 tbsp coconut cream

For the Malibu Buttercream –
100g unsalted butter, soft
225g icing sugar, sifted
2-3 tbsp Malibu (or coconut cream if you prefer)

Topping –
Extra dessicated coconut, lightly toasted

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  1. Laura Morales says:

    quick question: how do you convert a cupcake recipe into a cake recipe?
    is everything the same except the oven temp and baking time?

  2. Lanna Pina says:

    It's funny cuz my last name is pina

  3. Aashan Khan says:

    Back to school related

  4. Nicole Angelie says:

    Yeesss a little taste of Puerto Rico!

  5. Fiorella Portugal says:

    Can I use cornstarch instead of arrowroot ?

  6. Sabah Mehmood says:

    do white chocolate cupcakes!!!

  7. Hilal Ka says:

    Could someone help me please?
    What's the size of Jemma's cupcakes cases??
    I really try to find something like them

  8. Beatrice Anne Vargas-Calubiran says:

    Can i use pineapple jam instead?

  9. Indirah Zegarra Soliz says:

    love it!!!!!

  10. Christine Griffiths says:

    hiya do you have an eggless cupcake recipe please xx

  11. Carmen Ee says:

    Hi jemma, can I use all purpose flour instead of self raising flour?

  12. Leigh Howard says:

    Hey Jenna, I have a question. I live in the United states and I can't find the coconut cream any where. It looks something like consistency of cream cream or shortening. Can you help me here please I am wanting to make these so bad and with all of the ingredients. Thanks Jenna. Love your recipes and videos.

  13. Leigh Howard says:

    I did put Jemma but my kindle with the darn spell thing is making me mad. I'm fixing to throw it. Lol.

  14. Janna Roest says:

    Hi Jemma!!
    Always when I bake cupcakes, they stick to the cupcakepaper when I take them out of the cupcakethin… Can you give me any tips so that it won't happen anymore??

  15. Keith Greasby Jr says:

    These turned out so good.

  16. Amy Savage says:

    hey Jemma its my 21st soon i love baking but im not sure on whats cupcakes i should do for my party please could you help thanks xo

  17. Janiya Pearson says:

    I absolutely LOVE you jemma!!!

  18. promt shnitzel says:

    If I want to cut the coconut off, should I substitute it with something or just leave it??

  19. Marjorie says:

    If you cannot pronounce it in Spanish, say it as "Pi-ya".

  20. Aistė Patricija says:

    caster sugar is icing sugar?

  21. Diana Hernandez says:

    Jemma could you use coconut milk in the batter and in the icing also in the filling ????

  22. Kath owo says:


  23. Crafty Ship says:

    what's coconut cream?

  24. Anna Lozovsky says:

    very tasty cupcakes!!!

  25. Heather Whitebread says:

    Would love to see a Bailey's cupcake!!!

  26. Iffat Nafees says:

    any alternate of arrowroot?

  27. Iffat Nafees says:

    can I use coconut milk instead of coconut cream

  28. Rigo Camarena says:

    What can you do to replace the rum

  29. Anais Coundial says:

    Can i use fresh coconut?

  30. tina hudson says:

    what about coconut milk?

  31. Yola Casillas says:

    Jemma please make pineapple upside down cupcakes…with a nice frosting 😉

  32. Bernadette v says:

    Hi Jemma. Could you convert the measurements in you recipe please. Would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your reply

  33. Helen Grant says:

    Is the icying soft hard you put on top

  34. Lauren Oliver says:

    Can I turn this into a layer cake?!

  35. Tea Time with Seeme says:

    Can we use tin pineapple? And will you please tell me about the alternative of rum?

  36. Em Jane Vlogs says:

    It’s pronounced peenya not peena 😊😬

  37. Anjula says:

    I made this in 2020 and damn it came so good…thank you so much Jemma for the lovely recipe 😘

  38. jasbir kalsi says:

    hi jemma.. I love following your recipes.. can u please show us how to make pineapple cake please xx

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