Tropical Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes

by Linette

It’s starting to feel like spring outside! I’m ready for tropical beach parties, and fun in the sun! If you’re feeling the same check out these tropical pineapple coconut cupcakes. They’re the perfect touch for a summer pool party, or for pretending you’re hanging out on a warm tropical beach while you’re in the back yard!

Tropical Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes Recipe

Tropical Pineapple Coconut Cupcakes


  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt (about 1/4 tsp)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1~ 8 oz can crushed pineapple (or about 1 cup fresh crushed pineapple in its juice)


1. Preheat the oven to 350`F.

2. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the pineapple juice, coconut cream, pineapple with its juice, and vanilla.

3. In another small mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.

4. In a medium mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then add the eggs one at a time, beating as you go.

5. While you’re mixing slowly add the pineapple juice mixture to the butter and sugar mixture.

6. Then add the flour mixture slowly until all the ingredients are well incorporated.

7. Fill cupcake wrappers 3/4 full and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until tops are starting to turn lightly golden brown.

8. Let the cupcakes cool then ice them with the Coconut Cream Frosting below.

This recipe makes about 2 dozen cupcakes.


Coconut Cream Frosting


  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbs coconut cream
  • a handful of shredded coconut (optional for garnish)
  • 24 small pineapple slices (optional for garnish)

1. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese, and coconut cream with a mixer.

2. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix on low speed until it is completely incorporated.

3. Ice the cupcakes with a knife or your favorite decorator tip and a pastry bag.

4. Sprinkle with a little shredded coconut, and top with a small pineapple slice.

Prep time 15 to 20 minutes

Cook time 18 to 20 minutes


Looking for more cupcake recipes? Check out my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe.


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