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Pineapple Cupcakes

My mother-in-law was the best cook and left me with many wonderful recipes, which now remind me of her whenever I use them. One of the first recipes she ever shared with me was a simple pineapple cupcake recipe. I baked them up often for 'my girls' at Pioneer Clubs back in the day and they were always a favorite. I had all but forgotten about them until I saw the handwritten recipe in my book the other day and made up a batch for old-times sake. They are still every bit as good!

Pineapple Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple (14 oz. or 398 ml) ...juice included
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  2. Blend in pineapple; then add dry ingredients and beat until blended.
  3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full...and bake at 350ºF for about 20 minutes.
  4. Frost with cream cheese frosting (below)
Yield ~ 18 cupcakes

Cream Cheese frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (125 gr) softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  1. In a medium sized bowl, beat softened cream cheese and butter together on medium speed until creamy.
  2. Add icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time and beat after each addition, scraping the sides of the bowl when necessary. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
  3. With mixer on low, add vanilla and milk. Add a little more or less needed to obtain proper spreading consistency.
This is a mild cream cheese fool those who claim not to like cream cheese. If you prefer your frosting cheesier, use the entire package of cream cheese, rather than half.

They are perfect for afternoon tea out on the front porch...or an easy treat to pack for a picnic.



  1. The cupcakes sound delicious! What size can of pineapple do you use?

  2. Those look delicious!!! I have a recipe for a pineapple cake that I just love. I never though about making them into cupcakes;P


  3. They look great and your photographs are amazing. Just beautiful!

  4. Oh I am so ready for a summer tea and muffin in that place you photographed so nicely. I think you should serve High Tea on that patio of yours...the view is and soothing. Love the recipe. Thanks Judy!

  5. These look so good! Thanks for sharing Judy! Did I miss how many cupcakes the recipe yields? I was just wondering, I would like to make them for Church and want to make sure to have enough :)


    Have a blessed day!


  6. I love pineapple and I love cupcakes too. I think these would be wonderful.


  7. Oh my gosh your food looks fantastic! I am definitely having my daughter look at your recipes. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Come again anytime.

  8. I am a recipe collector. I find recipes and copy them or ripe them out of my magazines and put them i folders. I have paper tags all over my recipe books, of recipes I want to make. This site helps me add to my collection and I love new stuff to cook.

    I also have the feeling that God wants to do something with me; something more. My interest are varied in a wide range. Travel, cooking and decorating are mostly my passions; and while doing these of course pleasing the Lord.

    Good luck to you and what God wants you to do.

  9. This recipe sounds very good. Thanks!


  10. Those look amazing! So pretty...anyone would love to sit down to those. Kathy

  11. Your porch tea always has me wanting to come. . so inviting. The cupcakes look wonderful.

  12. As soon as I lose some weight, I am going to try that yummy recipe! That was a sweet post about your grandmother's Bible. I, too, had a dear grandmother who left a wonderfully legacy - loved the Lord! Linda

  13. Beautiful pics..and the pineapple cupcakes are scrumptious!

  14. My friend made these yesterday and had me over, and after the first bite I was asking for the recipe! I can't believe she didn't tell me about this blog before... I love the cupcakes, the blog and the pictures!

  15. I just finished making these and they sure didn't last very long. Thanks so much for the recipes.


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