These pineapple cupcakes are moist, buttery, and loaded with crushed pineapple. They are paired perfectly with coconut buttercream for a tropical treat.
Easy pineapple cupcake recipe
I am a huge fan of fruity desserts. So it should come as no surprise that I want to fruit in all my desserts. It’s a habit that I can’t control.
These cupcakes have been on my mind for quite some time now. I made batch after batch to develop the best recipe possible. And these are fabulous! I'm sure they'd be even more fabulous with pineapple frosting swirled on top!!
How to make pineapple cupcakes
It took me countless days to achieve a moist, buttery cupcake that was full of crushed pineapple and made completely from scratch. I’d seen recipes that called for box cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple.
Yeah, it’s simple and probably delicious but you know how we do it here. We bake from scratch whenever possible.
I decided to top these crushed pineapple cupcakes with the whipped coconut buttercream frosting that I shared with you on Wednesday. Why?
Because it was darn good, that’s why. A tender pineapple-y cupcake with a puff of silky coconut buttercream. What more could you ask for?
Stop what you are doing right now and go bake these cupcakes. It will be the best 30 minutes you’ve ever spent. They are amazing!
Tips for making pineapple cupcakes
- Measure the flour correctly! Lightly spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level with the back of a knife. For more accurate measurements, it's best to weigh the ingredients.
- The recipe calls for one 8-ounce can of crushed pineapple. Crushed pineapple will be broken down much more than pineapple chunks. Make sure you are in fact using crushed pineapple.
- Use the entire contents of the can of crush pineapple. The juice and all the pineapple bits!
- Test your baking powder! If the baking powder is no longer effective, the cupcakes will not rise. Add ½ teaspoon of baking powder to ¼ cup warm water. The baking powder should fizz moderately if it is fresh. You'll need to replace the baking powder if there's no reaction.