Pina Colada Cupcakes

Pina Colada Cupcakes sound pretty exotic and inviting. This beautiful recipe is being featured today from the Skinny Taste.

This recipe is pretty simple to put together as it uses a mix and crushed canned pineapple so you can make an impressive dessert for friends and family in a snap.

One extra delicious part of this is the very special pineapple coconut cream cheese frosting.

Recipes that include some fruit promise great moist textures. Each bite will burst in your mouth.

Let us talk a little bit about the fruit in this recipe and learn a little about pineapples. We are all familiar with this exotic fruit that is spiny on the outside but so sweet on the inside. Pineapples were discovered way back in 1493 on the Caribbean island of Guadalupe by adventuring Europeans. You need a tropical climate to successfully grow this fruit. Many of the pineapples, we find in our markets come from Hawaii. There started cultivating pineapple in Hawaii in the 18th century. Because of it's perfect climate, Hawaii is the only US state that grows and exports pineapples.

Did you know it takes close to three years for a pineapple plant to mature and be eaten?

Interesting to note that pineapple canneries do not waste any of this precious fruit. The skins, cores and ends make a variety of products. These products include alcohol, vinegar and animal food.

Pineapple contains high levels of vitamin C. You must be mindful not to eat too much pineapple in its fresh form as it can make your mouth, tongue and cheeks hurt! Not to worry though, it generally only lasts a few hours. (Unless you are allergic, then you would also have trouble breathing and possibly break out in a rash).

The food facts are always good to know! Now we are certain you will want to know the recipe for these Pina Colada Cupcakes.

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