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Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Cream Frosting and Colored Coconut Shavings

I made some awesome Pineapple Cupcakes & Coconut Buttercream Frosting, and they were super yummy.  Needless to say, I’m excited to share this recipe with you.  It’s a great recipe for the kids, especially with Easter right around the corner.  I went a little food-coloring happy on these cupcakes, and there hasn’t been one kid or adult say they didn’t like them. Lol.  See, it’s all about the pineapple juice and the fun colors.  Check it out.

Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Cream Frosting and Colored Coconut Shavings

Pineapple Cupcakes & Coconut Buttercream Frosting

To make the pineapple cupcakes, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Pineapple Cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup DOLE Canned 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil

Colored Coconut

  • 3 cups shredded coconut (sweetened)
  • Food coloring (color depends on what color coconut you’re making)

Coconut Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ cup butter (unsalted at room temperature)
  • 3 ½ to 4 tablespoons coconut milk (room temperature)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Cream Frosting and Colored Coconut Shavings

Let’s make this cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare your muffin pan by lining it with cupcake papers.

Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Cream Frosting and Colored Coconut Shavings

  • Combine cake mix, pineapple juice, eggs and coconut oil in a large bowl and mix with electric mixer, starting out on low for about 1 minute and increasing speed to medium for another minute or until blended thoroughly.

Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Cream Frosting and Colored Coconut Shavings

  • I decided to have a little fun with my cupcakes and go with some fun colors for Easter!  It will be here before we know it.  I split up the batter into different bowls and made different colors of batter, and then put the batter into the cupcake liner one color at a time.  (optional)

Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Cream Frosting and Colored Coconut Shavings

  • Fill muffin cups about ¾ full and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until they are toothpick done.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool for 15 minutes, then remove them from the pan and allow them to cool completely.

Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Cream Frosting and Colored Coconut Shavings

Colored Coconut

  • Divide coconut up into baggies. One bag of coconut will be for each color you want to do.

Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Cream Frosting and Colored Coconut Shavings

  • Drop in 2 to 3 drops of food coloring and mix by moving coconut around in the bag.  If you want more color, try adding one more drop of coloring.

Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Cream Frosting and Colored Coconut Shavings

Coconut Buttercream Frosting

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar and butter and mix using the paddle attachment.  Start on a slow speed for about 10 seconds, and then increase speed to medium-low and mix until everything is blended completely.
  • Add coconut milk and mix on low until combined. Turn the mixer up to medium-high and continue mixing the frosting until it’s a lovely white color and gets a light and fluffy consistency.  Can take up to 5 minutes.

Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Cream Frosting and Colored Coconut Shavings

  • Spread icing on the cupcakes.

Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Cream Frosting and Colored Coconut Shavings

  • Cover the top of the cupcakes in whatever color coconut you like.  Be sure to put gentle pressure on the coconut either with your hand or a spoon so that it sticks to the frosting a bit.

Pineapple Cupcakes with Coconut Butter Cream Frosting and Colored Coconut Shavings

I hope you enjoy the Pineapple Cupcakes with Colored Coconut Buttercream Frosting!  If not, it’s okay—I know there are people who don’t like so much coconut.  Thankfully, there are so many great things you can do with DOLE Canned 100% Pineapple Juice.

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For my fellow pineapple loves here are a few more great pineapple recipes:

Easy Slow Cooker Pineapple BBQ Meatballs

Slow Cooker Pineapple BBQ Meatballs

Pineapple Angel Food Cake Cupcakes With Pineapple Glaze

Pineapple Angel Food Cake Cupcakes With Pineapple Glaze

 

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7 Comments

  1. Jennifer George March 15, 2016

    These sound so delicous

    Reply
  2. Lindsay Giedosh March 11, 2016

    These look SO pretty and I bet they taste even better than that!

    Reply
  3. clojo9372 March 8, 2016

    That’s an interesting flavor blend. To be honest it never dawned on me that pineapple and coconut could ever go together, but since they’re both tropical — it kind of makes sense! I think I will give this a try. Thank you for the recipe! 🙂

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  4. krystel March 8, 2016

    pineapple cupcakes look delicious

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  5. Linda Manns Linneman March 8, 2016

    These sound wonderful. I love pineapple and coconut. I will try these soon. Thank you so much for sharing

    Reply
  6. KATE SARSFIELD March 8, 2016

    Ha ha! They certainly are colourful!

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