While this cupcake can’t take over mom’s duties for the day, it can offer her a taste of a tropical getaway. It’s a coconut cake brushed with pineapple syrup and then topped with a silky pineapple Swiss meringue buttercream. Topped with a cherry and a drink umbrella, this cupcake is about as close to the real thing as you can get without needing a straw. I made these cupcakes for a neighborhood block party and was told they were “the hit of the party,” so I promise you they’ll be making more appearances around here in the near future.
Source Serious Eats