Michelle Helgesen Recipe

Pineapple Cupcakes with Cherry Frosting

By Michelle Helgesen Kiddo7980

Recipe Rating:
24-28 Cupcakes
Prep Time:
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Michelle's Story

I made these cupcakes for fun one day while looking through a bunch of recipes. I tweaked a few of them and this was the result! My coworkers loved them and requested them for every event for several weeks! My DH didn't understand why we had to share them...


1 box
yellow cake mix
1 1/4 c
pineapple juice
eggs and oil according to box directions
1 can(s)
pineapple, crushed or bits
1 pkg
cream cheese (8 oz), softened
1/2 c
butter, softened
2 c
powdered sugar
1 jar(s)
maraschino cherries

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350. Grease cupcake pans or set out cupcake papers.
Mix cake batter according to box directions, substituting the pineapple juice for the water. Stir until smooth.
Fill cups 1/2 full. I like to use a smaller ice cream scoop for consistency. Using a teaspoon or smaller measuring spoon, center a scoop of pineapple on top of the batter. Pineapples will sink to the center while baking.
Bake for approx. 18 minutes, until lightly golden on top.
To make frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese. Slowly add powdered sugar until you get the desired consistency.
A little at a time, mix in juice from maraschino cherries until bright pink color and a good cherry flavor are achieved. You will probably have to add more powdered sugar to maintain desired consistency.
After cupcakes are cooled, frost or pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Cut the cherries in half and place on top for an accent.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Michelle Helgesen Kiddo7980
Mar 26, 2011
Let me know how it goes Eddie! This has quickly become my most requested recipe for family and friends! Lynn, I hope they will be a hit at your parties!
Carole F BakersQueen
Mar 26, 2011
I know don't they sound wonderful, Eddie! I have them on my TO MAKE list for a couple of open houses this summer for graduation parties. Please let me know how they taste and turn out..I am sure they are very good.
Mar 26, 2011
Hello Michelle, I'm going to make this recipe
Carole F BakersQueen
Dec 2, 2010
These sound really yummy, Michelle. I am always scouting around for new recipes to try..this one is a keeper.