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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ambrosia Cupcakes

Happy First Day of Spring everyone! Remember those two ingredient cakes that were all the rage a while ago? Well, they're still out there, and they're still pretty good, and quick... and easy...
So I thought I'd play with the yellow cake/pineapple version a bit and make 
Ambrosia Cupcakes!
 

Yep it's true, you can just mix these two items together and make a cake/cupcakes. 

Ambrosia Cupcakes
One white or yellow cake mix
One 20 oz can crushed pineapple
1 tsp orange zest-Used mine from the freezer
1/2 C coconut
Cool Whip
Mini marshmallows
Maraschino cherries
  1. Put everything (except last three ingredients) into the mixer and let 'er rip!
  2. Divvy up into cupcake liners, will make 20-24.
  3. Bake at 350 approximately 18-20 minutes, or until done.
  4. Cool and frost with Cool Whip, add marshmallows and a cherry to the top. Note: I used real whipped cream out of the can for this pic, it melted too fast, I'd stick with Cool Whip.
  5. Store covered in the fridge.
Variation: For Cinco de Mayo-Pina Colada Cupcakes, remove 1 Tblsp of the pineapple juice from the can and replace it with 1 Tblsp dark rum. Omit the orange zest. I'd top them with a sprinkle of coconut, no marshmallows, and the cherry is up to you:@).

Have a happy day!

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15 comments:

  1. I love these quick cakes! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is such a great idea.I really love how easy they are to make. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  3. I am definately going to try this!_

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  4. Don't we all just love these easy-peasy cakes??!! I love your new carrots for your Easter tree, too. Yea for the DT!!!

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  5. YUM - I've been on a pineapple kick lately so once again, perfect timing. I don't know which one of us is more brilliant!

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  6. So simple! Thanks for sharing! I'd like to invite you over to Sweet & Simple Sunday to share with my readers!!

    www.cupsbykim.blogspot.com

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  7. Will be admiring all your goodies from afar as I joined Weight Watchers yesterday and must be good from now on. These look wonderful Lynn.

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  8. It couldn't get easier than this! Nice project to do with children or grandchildren.

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  9. Great looking cupcakes. Wish I had one of those!

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  10. You are making me soooo hungry. That cupcake looks delicious!!

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