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13Nov/122

Skinny Pina Colada Cupcakes

In my ever-continuing quest to find healthier foods, I stumbled across this recipe.  Cupcakes, that are diet-friendly, in my favorite tropical flavor combo, made with only 5 ingredients!  Yeah - these are awesome.

For the cake part, you only need 2 ingredients (only 2!) - cake mix and canned crushed pineapple.  That's it!  The pineapple takes the place of the eggs and oil making these super low-fat.

Just mix together and pour into a muffin tin.

They come out super, super moist.

You can top with low-fat cool whip if you are going for super ridiculously easy, or you can make the pina colada cream cheese recipe below.

Skinny Pina Colada Cupcakes
adapted from Skinny Taste
makes 24 cupcakes

18.25 oz box yellow cake mix
20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice, do not drain

Combine both ingredients in large bowl.
Mix on medium speed with electric mixer.
Pour into lined cupcake tins about 2/3 full. Bake in accordance with cake mix directions or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Set aside to cool.

Pineapple Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz Philadelphia 1/3 less fat cream cheese
20 oz can crushed pineapple, completely drained
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup sugar

Combine cream cheese, crushed pineapple, sugar and coconut flakes in a medium bowl and mix with a hand mixer until combined well.
Spread on cooled cupcakes and refrigerate until ready to eat.

For 1 cupcake w/ frosting: 153.5 Cal, 4.1 g Fat, 27.2 g Carb, 16.5g Sugar

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  1. Wow, I love this idea! I am going to look into making it with a “from-scratch” homemade mix and try it out. As a bonus, they’d probably be vegan without the topping (unless box cake mix has an animal product I’d need to sub for). They might be yummy with a strawberry coconut-based frosting.

  2. Oh yeah – I bet there is a ton you can do using this method as inspiration. Strawberry coconut sounds awesome!


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