Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes are the rare treat that do not need frosting or even cupcake liners, for that matter. Instead, these can be assembled right in the cupcake tin, as long as it has been well coated so that they do not stick. The cupcake assembly process starts off with a halved maraschino cherry and some pineapple mixture. (This is made from crushed pineapple, butter, brown sugar and chopped walnuts.) These go on the bottom, and the cupcake batter is poured over them. Bake and serve upside down, of course!
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Healthy cupcakes are one thing, but tasty ones are another. These pineapple zucchini cupcakes contain two things (obviously, pineapple and zucchini) that you would think wouldn’t go together at all. However, they do, especially when they are combined with flaked coconut, 2 types of flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, coconut oil, vanilla, and several other ingredients. Bake and then top with a vanilla cream cheese frosting before serving. What a combination – tasty and low in calories!
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Think there is nothing much you can do with a box of yellow cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple? Think again because these are all you need to make your own delicious Pineapple Bliss Cupcakes. Since you don’t add oil, butter, or eggs, you are guaranteed to eat low fat cupcakes with each and every bite. It’s perfect for those watching their weight as each cupcake is light but filling. You can choose to add frosting to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Are you ready for the simplest cupcake recipe ever? If so, then these pina colada cupcakes are for you. The batter contains an entire can of crushed pineapple and a box of yellow cake mix. That’s it. The frosting is slightly more complex, as it consists of cream cheese, crushed pineapple, coconut flakes and sugar. Yes, you read that right. Two ingredients for the cupcakes and 4 for the frosting – and your end result is a non-alcoholic pina colada-esque dessert. Yum!
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Don’t worry – the name of these cupcakes comes from the dried pineapple flowers that decorate them – NOT because they contain hummingbird! In fact the batter on these treats is made from a combination of cinnamon, flour, salt, butter, eggs, walnuts, crushed pineapple, banana and coconut, along with a few other, more standard things. After baking, cover them in a traditional homemade cream cheese frosting, before placing the dried pineapple flowers on top for a beautiful and tasty combination!
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Whether you want to properly celebrate National Rum Day, or simply want an adults-only treat to serve at your next BBQ or party, look no further than these Pina Colada Cupcakes. The batter includes some unique ingredients like cream of coconut, fresh pineapple (chopped, of course) and rum, along with the more traditional flour, butter and brown sugar. Adding to theme is the coconut cream cheese frosting, as well as a few goodies to top these cupcakes off with, like toasted coconut, maraschino cherries and even small wedges of pineapple.
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This is one muffin that brings images of pineapple, hula skirts and warm beaches that closing your eyes as you take a bite may even cause you to mistakenly believe you are actually in Hawaii. The coconut butter that tops each delectable warm, sunny cupcake underneath is just hard to match. This pina colada recipe is for one single woman and contains both chopped pineapples and pineapple juice combined with virgin coconut oil. One taste and you may just lose your need to pack and leave for Hawaii, as Hawaii has now arrived in your kitchen.
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Also known as pineapple cupcakes with a frosting composed of coconut and spiced rum, your favorite cocktail comes to life in one rich tiny cupcake you will want to have over and over again. The cupcake itself contains pineapple and coconut milk and evokes wondrous beach-filled memories. The frosting has both coconut extract and rum combined with the creamiest of cheeses, giving your days that little bit of spice it needs.
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