Tropical Luau Cupcakes Recipe

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Tropical Luau Cupcakes

Kathryn Wood


These are so sinfully delicious; you'll want to eat all 30 yourself!

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30 cupcakes


2 can(s)
crushed pineapple in juice (8oz each)
1 pkg
yellow cake mix (without pudding in the mix)
1 pkg
bananna cream instant pudding mix (4 serving size)
1/3 c
vetable oil
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg


3/4 c
flaked coconut; toasted
4 oz
unsalted butter, softened
4 oz
cream cheese, softened
2 c
powdered sugar
2 tsp
vanilla extract


1Preheat oven to 350. Line standard muffin cups with paper baking cups. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Set pineapple aside.
2Beat reserved pineapple juice, cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, and nutmeg in a large bowl with electric mixer at low speed 1 minute or until blended. Increase speed to medium; beat 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Fold in pineapple. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
3Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from pans and cool completely on wire rack.
4To toast coconut, spread evenly on ungreased baking sheet; bake at 350 for 4 to 6 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring around on baking sheet frequently.
5Frosting. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract.
6Once cupcakes have cooled, frost tops of cupcakes with frosting and then sprinkle with toasted coconut.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy