Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting

The other day I was in the mood for something tropical, so I decided to create these pineapple cupcakes.  I started off with a cake mix of course.  I decided to start with a golden vanilla cake mix.  After making the cake, I wished I would have used some pineapple juice in place of some of the water.  I think it would have brought out the pineapple flavor a little more.  Of course you could do the same thing with a pineapple cake mix too.  Then I used a tub of the spreadable pineapple cream cheese as a base for the frosting.  Yum!  Of course these cupcakes were even easier to make thanks to my Demarle cupcake pan.

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Pineapple  Cupcakes with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1  pkg.  (2-layer size) golden vanilla  cake mix (If you can find a pineapple cake mix, I think that would be yummy)
  • 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Coconut Cream Instant Pudding
  • 1 (8 oz.) can of crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) tub of PHILADELPHIA Pineapple Spreadable Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • toasted coconut for topping (if desired)
  1. Prepare cake batter and blend dry pudding mix into batter.  Fold in pineapple.   Spooning batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes. Cool.
  2. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in sugar. Whisk in COOL WHIP. Spoon frosting into small freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; seal bag (or use a cake decorating bag with tip). Cut small corner off bottom of bag and insert tip.
  3. Frost cupcakes with frosting.  Sprinkle with toasted coconut.

30 comments on “Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Thanks for sharing. I was looking for something to do with a golden vanilla cake mix so it wouldn’t be just plain cake. This recipe sounds perfect.

  • i was looking for something that used cake mix and easy stuff to make a quick great tasting cake. so, def not a waste of google space

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  • Incredibly Delicious and easy!!! Thank you!!!!

  • I used a yellow cake mix,20 ounce crushed pineapple,no water &it turned out great…

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  • Pineapples are amazing… good stuff!

  • it doesn’t count as a recipe if you use cake mix and flavoured cream cheese… what a waste of google time and space!

  • I made the cupcakes for a party with a Hawaiian theme and they were a hit!!! I found a pineapple cake mix and it worked great!!

  • I forgot to mention that I did not drain the pineapple I just reduced the water in the cake mix by about 1/3 cup to compensate.

  • I made these and they are soooo good! I used the cream cheese frosting but it turned out little too soft to pipe it, so I ended up using quite a bit more whipped cream to make it light and fluffy and it was perfect! Even better the next day!

  • I love pineapple, gotta try this one!

  • I love pineapple and coconut! They look wonderful!

  • These look yummy! I got the Kroger gift card today! Thank you so much!!

  • How is the frosting pineapple? It doesn’t look like their is an ingredient to make the frosting pineapple. Did you forget something?

  • Hi Laura. YUM-YUM ! Cupcakes look great ,but I’m a little confused in the article you mention a golden vanilla cake mix ,in the recipe you use a red velvet cake mix & in the picture the cupcake looks like it’s yellow,please clear this up for me ,I want my cupcakes to be perfect like yours. Love your blog, I check in everyday. Thank-You for adding sunshine to my day !!!!

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