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.


  • 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


  • 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!


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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