Pineapple-Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Frosting is a tasty twist to Pineapple-Coconut Cupcakes where grated carrots replace the splash of coconut.

Recipe by Southern Living April 2012

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
4 hrs 5 mins
Yield:
Makes 2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place baking cups in 2 (12-cup) muffin pans, and lightly coat with cooking spray.

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  • Beat eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes. Add carrots and next 7 ingredients, beating well after each addition. Add cake mix, and beat at low speed just until blended. Spoon batter into prepared cups, filling three-fourths full.

  • Bake at 325° for 25 to 27 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pans to wire racks, and cool completely (about 45 minutes).

  • Scoop out centers of cupcakes, using a 1-inch melon baller and leaving a 1/2-inch border around edges. Discard or reserve centers for another use. Spoon a heaping tablespoonful Pineapple Filling into center of each cupcake.

  • Pipe cupcakes with Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Frosting.

Chef's Notes

We tested with Wilton Sugar Sheets Edible Decorating Paper.

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