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Day 13 – Pineapple Coconut Dream Cupcakes

13 Aug

Pineapple Coconut Dream Cupcakes (recipe below from Creole Contessa).  For those who are wishing it was still summer…

Pineapple Coconut Cupcake         mini Pineapple Coconut Cupcake

The cakes are dense and moist.  Now, I’ll confess, I’m not a huge pineapple fan, but these have a nice, sweet flavor.  (note: be sure to buy chunks of pineapple, not crushed.  Straining the crushed is a HUGE pain!)

Coconut frosting

I could eat that whole bowl…no joke.  It’s fluffy.  Creamy.  Coconut-y.  (yeah, it’s a word…)  Just yummy!

Pineapple Coconut Cupcake         mini Pineapple Coconut Dream Cupcake

They are nice together.  The frosting brings out the best in the cake.  But, the cupcake is too dense for the fluffy frosting — makes you want a lighter, airier cake, more like a hummingbird cake.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 3

– Frosting Taste: 4.5 (seriously.  gimme a spoon.)

– Overall Taste: 4

– Appearance: 2 (frosting isn’t beautiful to look at)

– Ease of Making: 3

– TOTAL: 16.5

RECIPE

Pineapple Coconut Dream Cupcakes (recipe from Creole Contessa)

Ingredients:
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
½ cup Non-fat Vanilla Chobani yogurt
2 sticks butter, room temperature
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
6 eggs, room temperature
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained, patted dry
1 cup coconut, shredded
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Coconut fluff glaze (recipe below)
cupcake liners
For the Glaze:
1 stick butter, room temperature
½ cup Non Fat Vanilla Chobani Yogurt
4 oz. Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup coconut, shredded
For directions visit Creole Contessa.

*Tomorrow: Banana Split Cupcakes*
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