Luau cupcakes

4
Donna Gray

By
@donnafaye88

I love to create new things by accident, and this was one of those times! These are a very moist and flavorful creation. One of my favorites.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
24
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix
  • 3 large
    eggs
  • 1/3 c
    oil
  • 1 1/2 c
    crushed pineapple including juice
  • 2 large
    really ripe mashed bananas
  • 2/3 c
    toasted coconut
  • 3/4 c
    grated coconut (the dry, grainy, powdery kind)
  • 1 can(s)
    whipped cream frosting, or any white frosting
  • 1 to 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp
    rum extract
  • 24 slice
    dried banana slices
  • slice
    dried pineapple rings

How to Make Luau cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix cake mix with crushed pineapple, 1 1/2 mashed banana, oil, eggs, 1/4 cup of the dry type coconut and 1/3 cup of toasted coconut. Scoop into paper cup lined cupcake pans. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool about a minute or 2 then cool completely on wire rack.
  2. Place frosting in mixer with about half of a mashed banana, rum extract, 1/2 cup the powdery dry coconut and mix well. Add powdered sugar until it is thick enough consistency for piping.
  3. Frost cupcake using desired tip on piping bag. Cut dried pineapple rings into sections and arrange on top to look like butterfly wings, or just cut into small pieces and sprinkle a few on top. Place one dried banana slice into frosting and sprinkle toasted coconut over top.
  4. This recipe works well also for sheet cakes for larger gatherings.

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