Coconut-Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple-Cream Cheese Frosting + VIDEO

You will have to hide these Coconut-Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple-Cream Cheese Frosting from yourself. They are sticky, sweet and perfectly delicious. It's hard to describe with words just how yummy they taste. See this recipe MADE ON VIDEO HERE.   

Coconut-Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple-Cream Cheese Frosting
I was in the mood for a sweet, sticky cake. Something moist and delicious, with two of my favorite ingredients...coconut and pineapple. I started messing around with some ingredients and settled on these. These Coconut-Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple-Cream Cheese Frosting were exactly what I was hoping for. The crunch of the walnuts were the perfect textural change with the sweet cake.

These cupcakes are the perfect nod to any Hawaiian inspired meal. They are just as amazing as my Coconut Overload Cupcakes with Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting or my Gratineed Pineapple. In fact, you should try them all. 

I recently took these to a back-to-school event and honestly I've never seen a dessert disappear so fast. The Pineapple-Cream Cheese Frosting is so good...addictive in its own way.

Coconut-Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple-Cream Cheese Frosting
You don't even have to use a mixer for the batter, just a wooden spoon. However, I did use my Kitchen Aid mixer for the frosting, you really need to do that. 

Coconut-Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple-Cream Cheese Frosting
I have since hidden these Coconut-Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple-Cream Cheese Frosting from myself. I placed them in the garage refrigerator. At least they are not staring at me every time I open the inside refrigerator. I would have eaten a half dozen of them by now...instead I've only had two. They are dangerously delicious.

Coconut-Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple-Cream Cheese Frosting
I hope you like these, they are a perfect end of summer treat.

Coconut-Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple-Cream Cheese Frosting
Perfect for a luau...are you having one?

They are so many amazing cupcakes to make and try. I have these Cherry Coke Float Cupcakes on my list to make. And who wouldn't want a dozen of these Apple Pie Cupcakes to show up? These Fluffy Raspberry Lime Cupcakes have my mouth watering. And my kids love these Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes. These Muddy Buddies Cupcakes are genius don't you think? Which one will you make first?

Print Recipe

Coconut-Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple-Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com | Serves: 18 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, with juice, undrained
  • 1 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped, more to garnish

Frosting

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pineapple juice (from another small can of crushed pineapple)
  • 2 Tablespoons crushed pineapple, chopped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place cupcake liners in muffin tin.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, eggs, pineapple, coconut and walnuts. Stir until just combined.
  • Fill cupcake liners with batter 3/4 of the way full and bake for approximately 33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack and then gently remove cupcakes from the pan. Cool completely.
  • In another bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, pineapple juice and pineapple until combined. Frost cooled cupcakes and garnish with more chopped walnuts.

VIDEO + RECIPE: You will have to hide these Coconut-Pineapple Cupcakes with Pineapple-Cream Cheese Frosting from yourself. They are sticky, sweet and perfectly delicious. It's hard to describe with words just how yummy they taste.
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15 Comments and 4 Replies

  1. Sara in NY 1

    Wow, these look fantastic…I love that frosting idea!!

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  2. This looks delicious! I have such a weakness for cream cheese frosting.

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  3. j3nn 3

    These sound yummy!! I like the chunks of pineapple, which you don’t see often in a cupcake. Cream cheese frosting… I die.

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  4. These look tasty- I made cupcakes on my blog today too. Great minds!

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  5. Flea 5

    There is NO WAY I could make these without eating half of them. No way. I eyed them on FaceCrack and gained five pounds. :)

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  6. leslie 6

    I love it to when everything turns out just as planned!!! Happy day! These look so very wonderful Cathy!

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  7. My sweet tooth has been running rampant this past week and you’re not helping at all!! I think this is just the thing I’ve been craving. They sound incredible. Thank you! I think.

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  8. Patty 8

    Yum, I pinned these beauties-just my kind of sweet cupcake treat!

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  9. Kathrynwitte 9

    So sad to see the walnuts after I clicked on the recipe! Wish the recipe’s title had mentioned them because it would have saved me a wasted trip… When I heaar pineapple coconut, I think of the cool creaminess of Pina coladas, which in MY region has no crunch whatsoever.

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    • DD 10

      You know you don’t have to add in the walnuts…. thats the beauty of having the recipe and making them yourself..

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  10. Gail 11

    Gorgeous and yummy! LOVE the flavor combo. To commenter about the walnuts, that seems silly to me. You can simply leave them off. I hope that helps you. Happy baking!

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  11. Cathy 12

    I made this on Wed.. I am ashamed to say more then half are gone!! My husband and his friend discovered my hiding place in the garage fridge.. Absolutely the best cupcake ! Thanks again for a great recipe..

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  12. Lonnette 13

    could I half this recipe and be ok? I have some leftover crushed pineapple in the fridge. I could make this today if I could half the ingredients.

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  13. Donna 15

    Just made these…cupcakes are a little stiff…but if you like pineapple and coconut you will like these. Also, I added a tsp of vanilla to the frosting…gave it a richer flavor.

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  14. Monique 16

    It seems odd that there is no fat (oil or butter) in this recipe for the cupcakes.

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  15. Nancy dunn 19

    This is really good! I halved the recipe and it’s perfect for a 9 x13 pan.

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