Pineapple Bliss Cupcakes

Photo by Josie Fox Photography

Guess what!?  We have a birthday in our house today so I cannot resist in giving you a recipe for a sweet treat today!  My sweet and handsome husband is turning one year older today and we both love these cupcakes!  We had a small family BBQ for him the other day to celebrate his big day and I asked him if he wanted chocolate cupcakes or pineapple cupcakes and he didn’t even hesitate to say pineapple.  Once you try these, you may find them irresistible too!

Here’s why I find them so utterly awesome:  a) they taste delicious, b) they taste like summer (and we know how much I LOVE summertime), c) they are SUPER, DUPER easy (only 2 ingredients), and d) they are only 100 calories!

If I had kids, I would “trick” them with these all the time when they desired a sweet treat.  Oh, wait!  I’ve made them for extended family (kids and adults) and I don’t tell them the “trick” until they all try them and shower me with praises because they taste so good.  After that, I let them in on the secret.

SO . . . what ever reason you decide to make these (birthday, after school snacks, dessert for Sunday dinner, or just because), may you enjoy the pleasure of little-to-no work with a great tasting reward!

Until then . . . I ‘ll be celebrating my hubby’s big day today!  Happy Birthday to Beau!
(Thanks again to Josie for the pics!)

Photo by Josie Fox Photography

Pineapple Bliss Cupcakes
Adapted from Gina’s Skinny Recipes

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 Fluff  Frosting

20 oz can pineapple in pineapple juice, completely drained of any liquid
1 tub Light Cool Whip

Fold crushed pineapple into Cool Whip.
Spread on cooled cupcakes and refrigerate until ready to eat.
(I usually make this right before serving and then frost them as we eat them, or let my guests frost them as they wish.   The kids LOVE to do their own and they think it’s so cool that I even let them.)

Nutritional Information (1 Cupcake no Frosting)
Calories:  100
Protein:  0.9g
Carbs:  20g
Fat:  2g (0.5g = Sat)
Fiber:  0.3g

Nutritional Information (1 Cupcake with Frosting)
Calories:  136
Protein:  1g
Carbs:  27g
Fat:  3.1g (1.6g = Sat)
Fiber:  0.5g


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