Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pina Colada Cupcakes, MMM!

Try this delicious cupcake recipe - perfect for spring/summer! :)

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.




PiƱa Colada Cupcakes
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes 
Servings: 24 • Serving Size: 1 cupcake no frosting • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 93.5 • Fat: 0.8 g • Protein: 0.5 g • Carb: 20.9 g • Fiber: 0.2 g  Sugar: 12.2 g 

Servings: 24 • Serving Size: 1 cupcake w/ frosting • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 153.5 • Fat: 4.1 g • Protein: 1.2 g • Carb: 27.2 g • Fiber: 1.3 g  Sugar:16.5g 


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


Combine both ingredients in large bowl.

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.





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


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 andrefrigerate until ready to eat.


Enjoy [!]

Xo,
Rach

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