Nov 162010

So last week my Mom and I had some unexpected time together, and decided to bake cupcakes. Well, the starting point was a can of crushed pineapple that my Mom wanted to use. And then Google helped us figure out that the pineapple could replace the water in a cake mix. Yup, there was a yellow cake mix in the cabinet so we were in business.

Really, that’s it – you just follow the cake mix instructions and substitute a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple for the water. Well, my Mom followed the instructions and made the cupcakes, and I did some homework.

But then we needed frosting of course! We used the old fashioned method of whipping up a tablespoon or two of butter, adding a splash of milk, and then mixing in enough powdered sugar until it looks like frosting. My nephew was not too happy about the mixer (he hates the noise) but when he got a tiny lick of the frosting, he recovered well. And we all enjoyed our cupcakes later that night.

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  4 Responses to “Pineapple Cupcake”

  1. These were very good! The simple frosting worked really well on these.

  2. I totally agree with Kelly!

  3. Wow! Who knew that about pineapple and water! Do you dare try it w/ chocolate cake? -Lee

  4. KC,
    Nice & moist & delicious. My mother used to make this in cake & cupcake form.
    My fave is the one you posted about the cake mix and pure pumpkin. I've made it with organic vanilla cake mix and added grated carrots,raisins,pumpkin seeds & pumpkin pie spices. Doesn't even need cream cheese frosting. But it couldn't hurt.

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