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Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting

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The other day I was in the mood for something tropical, so I decided to create these pineapple cupcakes with pineapple cream cheese frosting.  I started off with a cake mix of course.  I decided to start with a golden vanilla cake mix. 

After making the cake, I wished I would have used some pineapple juice in place of some of the water.  I think it would have brought out the pineapple flavor a little more.  Of course you could do the same thing with a pineapple cake mix too. 

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Then, I used a tub of the spreadable pineapple cream cheese as a base for the frosting.  Yum!  Of course these pineapple cupcakes with pineapple cream cheese frosting were even easier to make thanks to my Demarle cupcake pan.

  • GOLDEN VANILLA CAKE MIX (OR IF YOU CAN FIND A PINEAPPLE CAKE MIX)
  • JELL-O COCONUT CREAM INSTANT PUDDING
  • CRUSHED PINEAPPLE
  • PHILADELPHIA PINEAPPLE SPREADABLE CREAM CHEESE
  • BUTTER OR MARGARINE
  • POWDERED SUGAR
  • COOL WHIP WHIPPED TOPPING
  • TOASTED COCONUT
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Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting

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Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg. 2-layer size golden vanilla cake mix (If you can find a pineapple cake mix, I think that would be yummy)
  • 1 pkg. 3.9 oz. JELL-O Coconut Cream Instant Pudding
  • 1 8 oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 pkg. 8 oz. tub of PHILADELPHIA Pineapple Spreadable Cream Cheese
  • ½ cup 1 stick butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 pkg. 16 oz. powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • toasted coconut for topping if desired

Instructions
 

  • Prepare cake batter and blend dry pudding mix into batter.  Fold in pineapple.   Spooning batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes. Cool.
  • Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in sugar. Whisk in COOL WHIP. Spoon frosting into small freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; seal bag (or use a cake decorating bag with tip). Cut small corner off bottom of bag and insert tip.
  • Frost cupcakes with frosting.  Sprinkle with toasted coconut.
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30 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing. I was looking for something to do with a golden vanilla cake mix so it wouldn’t be just plain cake. This recipe sounds perfect.

  2. i was looking for something that used cake mix and easy stuff to make a quick great tasting cake. so, def not a waste of google space

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