Almost anytime is perfect for a party, and these Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting are perfect for almost any summer get-together or island paradise-themed party.

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Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

After finding these cute flamingo picks, I knew I wanted to make something sweet with a touch of the tropics. And what’s more tropical than pineapple and coconut? – These are the two major flavors in my Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting.

I love this flavor combination and think you’re going to adore it as well.

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I used a box cake mix so the cupcakes were super simple to make. Pineapple juice and crushed pineapple give the mix that refreshing taste of the tropics.

To get the look of island sand, I dipped the frosted cupcakes into graham cracker crumbs. The graham cracker crumbs add a sweet crunch and also make the perfect place to nest a flamingo pick.

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I made these for a tropical-inspired party. You can see more of that party HERE! It was so fun to create.

You’ll be able to grab the free download for my palm tree banner and get my pineapple martini recipe.

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But before you check out more of my party in paradise, let me walk you through this Pineapple Cupcake recipe.

How to Make Pineapple Cupcakes:

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 muffin tins with paper cupcake liners and set aside.

Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl combine the cake mix, pineapple juice, melted butter, egg whites, egg, and crushed pineapple. Beat for about 2 minutes or until combined.

Portion the batter into prepared muffin pans filling each cupcake liner about 3/4ths of the way full. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool completely.

In the meantime, prepare your frosting.

Beat the cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the milk and vanilla, beating well. Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing until smooth. Stir in the coconut.

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Frost the cooled cakes with the coconut frosting and then dip the frosted cupcakes into the graham cracker crumbs to create the look of sand. Top with a flamingo pick and enjoy!

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Easy, right? And adorably delicious!

Even better, you can customize your Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting by using picks and liners that coordinate with the color scheme and theme of your party. I love these flamingo picks you find them HERE.

Yellow or green liners with sunglasses picks would also be appropriate for this time of year. Or you could go with blue liners and tiny umbrella picks. You can find lots of different picks and cupcake liners online.

Looking for more delicious cupcakes? Try these:

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Have fun planning your next party and customizing your Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting. They are simple to put together and perfect for that “island dream getaway” in your backyard!

And don’t forget, you can get more paradise / flamingo party ideas HERE.

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Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting


Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, coconut, cupcakes, pineapple
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Almost anytime is perfect for a party, and these Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting are perfect for almost any summer get-together or island paradise-themed party.

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple - with the liquid drained
  • cupcake liners
Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese - softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup graham crackers crumbs - for garnish

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 muffin tins with paper cupcake liners and set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl combine the cake mix, pineapple juice, melted butter, egg whites, egg, and crushed pineapple. Beat for about 2 minutes or until combined.
  • Portion the batter into prepared muffin pans filling each cupcake liner about 3/4ths of the way full. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool completely.
  • In the meantime, prepare your frosting.
  • Beat the cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the milk and vanilla, beating well. Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing until smooth. Stir in the coconut.
  • Frost the cooled cakes with the coconut frosting and then dip the frosted cupcakes into the graham cracker crumbs to create the look of sand. Top with a flamingo pick and enjoy!

Notes

Flamingo Picks can be found HERE.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 297kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 238mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 328IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 1mg
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  • Sabrina at

    what a fun cupcake, and a great power combo in pinneapple=cocunit, a nice new party cupcake, thank you

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      So glad you enjoyed, Sabrina! Thank you!!

      xo Michael

  • Summer at

    How many ounces was the cake box you used for this recipe? 15.25 or 18.25 oz? Thank you!
    Also do you think coconut cream can be used in the frosting instead of milk?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Oops. I didn’t realize there were different cake mixes. I used whatever is most standard in grocery stores which seems to be 15.25 oz. I’m not familiar with coconut cream for frosting, but you’re welcome to try.

      xo Michael

    • Laura Lemm at

      I make coconut frosting with coconut milk and/ or coconut cream all the time! The key thing is to realize that coconut cream is really sweet so be careful with using too much confectioner’s sugar. Since the sugar helps make frosting come together as frosting, I find that it’s good to use a little less butter/ cream cheese and play with the ingredients to get a good texture so hopefully you can use a little less confectioner’s sugar.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you!!

      xo Michael

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