Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tropical Delight Cupcakes...

With the Hubs watching his sugar intake, 
I don't bake too often unless I have a good reason to bake. 
I enjoy baking so a reason to do so makes me happy!
We had a dinner after church last Sunday and I was supposed to bring a dessert.
Cupcakes are great for a group dessert.
No having to cut and serve anything!

Now to decide what kind of cupcakes to make...
once again I had some overripe bananas,
but I already made banana cupcakes recently and shared them at our Bible study.
What about banana AND pineapple AND coconut?
A tropical cupcake!
Sounds yummy, huh?

Yes, they were yummy!
Here's how I made them...

Using your mixer mix the following until well combined:

3 eggs, beaten
4 medium bananas, well mashed
1 8oz. can crushed pineapple,  do not drain
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups sugar, (I may try 1 1/2 cups next time)

Add 1/2 cup shredded coconut and combine.

Whisk or sift together dry ingredients:
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat on low until combined.

Fill cupcake wrappers in muffin pan 3/4 full.
Bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven approximately 20 minutes, or until clean toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean.
Makes 24 cupcakes.

When completely cool frost with cream cheese frosting.
In mixer, cream together 8 oz. of room temperature cream cheese and 1/2 cup, (one cube), of room temperature butter. 
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and combine. 
 Add  1 lb. powdered sugar about one cup at a time.
 If too thick thin down with a wee bit of milk or pineapple juice. 
 If too thin add a bit more powdered sugar.

Frost cupcakes.
Top with a sprinkle of toasted coconut.
(To toast coconut, spread out in thin layer on parchment paper covered cookie sheet.  Place in 350 degree oven and toast til golden brown.  Be sure to keep an eye on it to prevent scorching.)

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  1. yummy. It's so good to be back reading your blog and enjoying your pics. I'd try to imagine being on a beach while eating one of those cupcakes. :)

  2. Elizabeth those look yummy! I love church potlucks...So many different recipes...Yours had to be a fav..Blessings!

  3. Elizabeth,
    My hubby would love these! Some of his favorite flavors.
    And yes, the earth does laugh in flowers. Delightful.
    Your getaway sounds wonderful. As does your marriage!

  4. Those cupcakes sounds so summery! I bet they were delicious with that cream cheese frosting :)

  5. They look wonderfully yummy. We love cream cheese frosting. Actually we love cream cheese anything.

  6. Oh my these look delicious--sure glad I don't have to be around them--they would be very hard to resist--great food photography too!


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