Piña Colada Cupcakes

Pineapple and coconut top these light pineapple cupcakes, what a perfect Spring dessert! For the coconut lover out there, these are super easy, low fat, moist and delicious!

Pineapple and coconut top these light pineapple cupcakes, what a perfect Spring dessert! For the coconut lover out there, these are super easy, low fat, moist and delicious! A variation of my pineapple bliss cupcakes, using a box of yellow cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple; no eggs, no oil or butter needed!!

This is great for lazy bakers like me, takes less than 10 minutes to prep! You can make the cupcakes a day ahead and the topping as well which should be stored in the refrigerator. Once you top them with the frosting they should be eaten within a few hours.

Piña Colada Cupcakes

Pineapple and coconut top these light pineapple cupcakes, what a perfect Spring dessert! For the coconut lover out there, these are super easy, low fat, moist and delicious!

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

  • 18.25 oz box yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist)
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice  (do not drain)

Pineapple Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz Philadelphia 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple in pineapple juice, completely drained of any liquid
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions:

For the cupcakes:

  1. Combine both ingredients in large bowl and mix on medium speed with electric mixer.
  2. Pour into lined cupcake tins about 2/3 full.
  3. Bake in accordance with cake mix directions or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  4. Set aside to cool.

For the frosting:

  1. Combine cream cheese, crushed pineapple, sugar and coconut flakes in a medium bowl and mix with a hand mixer until combined well.
  2. Spread on cooled cupcakes and refrigerate until ready to eat.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 24 servings, Serving Size: 1 cupcake

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 7
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 153.5
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sugar: 16.5g
  • Protein: 1g