Piña Colada Cupcakes

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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.

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!
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Piña Colada Cupcakes

153.5 Cals 1 Protein 27 Carbs 4 Fats
Total Time: 45 mins
Yield: 24 servings
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
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

Instructions

For the cupcakes:

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

For the frosting:

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake, Calories: 153.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 16.5g
WW Points Plus: 4
Keywords: Vegetarian Meals

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202 comments

  1. I made them for the third time yesterday! Always loved by everyone, even more when I tell them the calories for each! ????????????

  2. These cupcakes were so amazingly delicious and moist. Hands down the best cupcake I have ever had!

  3. This wasn’t my favorite. However, it has been the only recipe out of dozens that I didn’t love. ?

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  5.  Would this have a lower point value now that Fruits are free? Just curious absolutely love your blog! 

  6. What would smart points be for this recipe?

  7. Awesome tasty cupcakes! Thank you Gina for sharing delicious recipes and more. I've lost 15 lbs since I started following skinnytaste!! Super happy fan, here!!

  8. DELICIOUS, Super moist!! I deleted the sugar in the frosting and used Truvia instead.

  9. Omg, JUST made this recipe, and it is FINE!

  10. Just made these. My 2 year old loves them!! So moist and sweet-tooth satisfying.

  11. Instead of the butter recipe cake mix, you can use angel food cake mix. They are really good!

  12. Did not see how much pineapple should be used with 15.25 box of cake mix.

  13. You can also mix together a box of sugar free cream of coconut instant pudding and a small tub of sugar free whipped topping and a small can of well drained pineapples for the icing. I use this method for icing all the time, it is light and less calories and DELICIOUS!. Could also sprinkle a tiny bit of coconut on top and top it off with a cherry.

  14. I just made this at home – i live in spain so i looked up a "recipe" for the yellow cake mix, and I didnt have the ingredients for the frosting so i just mixed this sort of 0% fat riccotta cheese with sugar and a lot of shredded coconut.

    SO GOOD. UNBELIEVABLE.

    I am so grateful for your recipe!! I think these are my new favourite thing!!!

    Thank you so so much!

  15. Coconut + pineapple are one of my favorite combinations! I'll definitely try this recipe, thank you!