Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Recipe: Pineapple Cupcakes

Make these cupcakes and eat them too!  Why?  Two ingredients that you can easily keep on hand, nonfat/low calorie and inexpensive.

Oh, and they are delicious too! 

I put this query out on my Facebook page yesterday:
I could use recommendations for a yummy cookie or cupcake recipe for my agency's staff meeting on Thursday. Bonus points for being a "lighter" recipe because I wrote our healthy food and beverage policy...  

The responses were overwhelming.  My friends are awesome. 

However, one recipe stood out.  My friend Megan (@2020Aftermath
) shared a recipe that she found on a message board at

Are you ready for this??

Pineapple Cupcakes

Makes: 32 cupcakes

  • 1 box angel food cake mix
  • 20-ounce can crushed pineapple 

Preheat oven to 350º.  Line cupcake pans with baking cups. 

Mix together angel food cake mix and the can of crushed pineapple, including juice.  Fill each baking cup 2/3 full.  

Batter filled cups.

Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned on top.  

Pineapple Cupcakes

These little cups of goodness, based on my calculations, are only 62 calories a piece. 

Both angel food cake mix and crushed pineapple were on-sale at our local grocery store.  The total for the cupcakes came out to just under $3.50, or approximately 10¢ per cupcake.  I know, right?

Refrigerate the batter in between batches.


  1. That is an ingredient list AND calorie count that I can work with! Thanks :-)

  2. I am seriously so excited by this! Cheap, low-cal, and so easy I bet I could make them with one hand!

  3. Jamie - I bet you could make them with one hand! :)