Pineapple & Coconut Cupcakes

My spouse likes to buy fruits to feed the family. Then he will made everyone eat. It's a good thing because by forcing my children to eat, it really build up their immunity. I must say, my children are quite healthy. They don't get sick very easily, thanks to their daddy.

This week, we bought a lot of fruits, but he were away for business trip. There were so much fruits at home - watermelon, apple, honeydew, pineapples, jackfruits and bananas! Gosh, we could not finish them within a week! So I decided to bake Pineapple & Coconut Cupcakes. The cupcakes were creamy, soft and fluffy. It's really nice, and I think it can be used as a basic cupcake recipe.
Recipe for Pineapple & Coconut Cupcakes, adapted from the hummingbird bakery cookbook.
(Makes 12 regular cupcakes)

120g Plain flour
80g Caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
A pinch of salt
40g LIV unsalted butter, room temperature
120g Whipping cream
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Coconut oil (optional)
1 Whole egg
2 slices Pineapple (fresh or canned), cut into small pieces
Some Desiccated honey coconut


1. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a mixing bowl.
2. Using a whisk, mix until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined.
3. Mix the cream and the vanilla extract in a separate bowl, then beat into the flour mixture until combined.
4. Add in the coconut oil, followed by egg and beat well. Scrape down the sides and mix well.
5. Divide the chopped pineapples between the paper cases.cupcake_pineapple05
6. Spoon the cupcake mixture on top until two-thirds full. Sprinkle desiccated coconut on top.
7. Bake in the preheated fan oven of 160C for 20mins, or until golden.
8. Leave the cupcakes to cool slightly in the tray before turning out onto the wire cooling rack to cool completely.


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November 21, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Wow those cakes look absolutely delicious. I am going to try this today. Thanks for sharing.

Acid Reflux Treatment said...
November 21, 2013 at 2:50 PM

That dish looks absolutely amazing. I am going to follow your recipe for the family function we are likely to have this friday. Thanks very much.

Baby Sumo said...
November 21, 2013 at 6:16 PM

It's really fantastic that you and your husband encourage your children to eat loads of fruits ;)

Alice said...
November 21, 2013 at 9:32 PM

oh my, pineapple and coconut is such a great combo Jane :)
btw, where to get coconut oil in Spore? and also how to make honey coconut? is it dessicated coconut mixed with honey?
thks in advance :)

Passionate About Baking said...
November 21, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Hi Baby Sum,
Yes, thanks to my spouse who loves fruits. He made my children eat and make sure there are fruits at home everyday.

Passionate About Baking said...
November 21, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Hi Alice,
Pineapple and coconut is really a great combination. You can use normal desiccated coconut. I don't know how to make honey desiccated coconut as I bought it from Philippines during my trip there. I thought it was nice. As for coconut oil, you should be able to get it from organic stores. I got mine online from iHerb. Sorry, can't help you much. You may omit the coconut oil if you don't have, and use normal normal desiccated coconut. It should taste too!

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November 27, 2013 at 1:53 AM

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