Tropical Cupcakes

We are invited to an Island Luau over the holiday and I was asked to bring cupcakes.  I changed a basic cupcake recipe that I use and came up with this awesome blend of a suggestion that we might be on an Island.    I always like to try a recipe a couple of times before I take it to an event and this is a great cupcake that my husband and grandson just loved, and I enjoyed them so much we are sharing them with you today.

Tropical Cupcakes

Tropical Cupcakes
Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 Dozen Cupcakes
The Cupcakes
2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained, reserving 3 tablespoons of the liquid for the frosting
The Frosting
3 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 teaspoons coconut extract
3 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice
1 tablespoon heavy cream
Finishing Sugar
The Cupcakes
You will need two mixing bowls
In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, baking soda and salt, blend well
In another bowl blend together oil, coconut milk, eggs and coconut extract, whisk in sugar
Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture
Add the drained crushed pineapple and gently mix the batter
Line cupcake tins with paper liners
Fill the cupcake liner 3/4 full
Bake at 325 degrees for 16 to 18 minutes
Remove from oven and let cool before frosting
The Frosting
Cream the butter and confectioners sugar together, when well blended mix on medium speed for 3 minutes
Add cream, pineapple juice and extract
Frost the cupcakes that have been completely cooled to room temperature
Sprinkle the top with finishing sugar
If your frosting gets to hot, set it in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes to cool it back to room temperature
Print Recipe 
I Hope This Makes It To The Table

A Nice Cupcake

Enjoy Your Cupcake

I sure am glad that you could stop by today and enjoy these Tropical Cupcakes with us, it is always good to spend time with you.  Hope you have a fabulous week and come back soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. They sound very tasty and look BEAUTIFUL !!!

  2. Beautiful and scrumptious! I would love to try one!

  3. These look so yummy! I am sold with all that frosting! Who doesn't love tropical flavors?

  4. Coconut and pineapple, Looove it! The frosting sounds amazing.
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  5. looks yummy Miz Helen! Love the combo..thanks for sharing at Share your Stuff Tuesdays!!

  6. Delicious and decadent, just as a cupcake should be! I love that swirl of frosting...if you're going to indulge ya might as well go all in. :) I pinned this to my Cakes, Cupcakes and Frosting board. Thanks for sharing! D@TheShadyPorch

  7. They look and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

    I found your blog via the Hearth & Soul Blog Hop this week.

  8. I just want to scoop big mounds of the frosting into my mouth. Love your cupcakes. Thanks for sharing them on foodie friday with us.

  9. Cupcakes sound delicious and that frosting --- mmmmmm! Featured this week on Busy Monday!

  10. Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend, Helen. Love that plate too.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  11. Delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  12. Oh my goodness, Miz Helen, these not only look delicious, but are beautiful, too! :-) Thanks for sharing with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week.

  13. Hello Miz Helen! How did you get your frosting to look so beautiful? Did you use a pastry bag to get it to swirl like that?

    1. Hi Sean,
      Thanks so much, actually I just used a regular zip lock bag. Filled the bag with frosting, then closed it, cut a hole in the corner and pipe away. Hope you enjoy the cupcakes and thanks so much for stopping by!
      Miz Helen


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