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Pina Colada Bundt Cake for #BundtAMonth

Pina Colada Bundt Cake | Magnolia Days

Here I go again turning a drink into a cake. This one brings back memories from almost 30 years ago. It is the drink, a Pina Colada, that reminds me of the time right after I got married. We went on our honeymoon to Panama City Beach. It was hot and we were cooling down with that frozen, creamy, tropical beverage. Oh those drinks were so good! Who knew many years later I would be baking a Pina Colada Bundt Cake. I certainly never thought of it back then.

We returned from our honeymoon to our little apartment. We were the first of our friends to be married and on our own. So you can imagine our place became the hangout. Keep in mind I was 18 and my husband was 19. Our friends were the same age and back then the legal drinking age was 18. I made pina coladas like crazy. I cleaned out the store of pineapple juice and cream of coconut almost every week. I can’t believe I didn’t wear out my blender. It’s still going strong today.

Tropical is the theme for March #BundtAMonth. When it was first announced, I wasn’t sure what to bake. It took me a few days until I thought about pineapple and coconut. All the memories started flooding in and I knew it had to be a pina colada bundt cake. I searched for recipes and so many of them used a boxed cake mix. I decided to adapt the recipe I used for the Citrus Cocktail Mini Bundt Cakes. The result is exactly what I wanted. A moist, dense cake with pineapple and coconut flavors. The flavors are more subtle than strong. The cake is topped off with a pineapple-flavored glaze and coconut flakes are sprinkled on top.

Pina Colada Bundt Cake | Magnolia Days

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Pina Colada Bundt Cake | Magnolia Days
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Pina Colada Bundt Cake

A recipe for a pina colada bundt cake. Pineapple and coconut flavors give a tropical flair to a cake baked in a bundt pan.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author Renee


For the cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs large, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 3/4 cup low-fat pineapple yogurt at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple drained and juice reserved for glaze
  • Sweetened coconut flakes for garnish

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Reserved pineapple juice and/or milk


For the cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar using an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the coconut milk and rum. Beat until combined. Add the flour mixture in three additions, alternatively with the yogurt in two additions, mixing on low speed until just combined. Do not over mix. Stir in the vanilla, coconut extract, and crushed pineapple.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  5. Cool cake in the pan for 10 minutes. Invert cake on to a cooling rack and cool completely. Place a sheet of parchment paper under the cooling rack. Pour the glaze over the cake. Garnish with coconut flakes if desired.

For the glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, add the confectioners sugar, melted butter, vanilla, and 3 tablespoons pineapple juice and/or milk. Stir to combine. Add more pineapple juice or milk to desired consistency (should be pour-able but not too thin).

Recipe Notes

A recipe for a pina colada bundt cake. Pineapple and coconut flavors give a tropical flair to a cake baked in a bundt pan.

Recipe Rating

Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

Wednesday 13th of March 2013

Pina colada cake sounds amazing! So tropical and summery! This is going on my to-do list.


Thursday 14th of March 2013

Thanks Jen!

Katherine G

Saturday 9th of March 2013

This looks so delicious!!!


Saturday 9th of March 2013

Thank you Katherine


Saturday 9th of March 2013

I love cakes based on mixed drinks. Well done.


Saturday 9th of March 2013

Thanks Laura!

a farmer in the dell

Saturday 9th of March 2013

I love everything about this recipe! Hand me a beach towel, my favorite sunglasses, and a slice of this cake!


Friday 8th of March 2013

I love turning drinks into a cake. This way it pairs really well.


Saturday 9th of March 2013

Yes, it pairs well with the drink or if you prefer, coffee or tea.