Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Night Dessert Night #11: Low-Calorie Pina Colada Cupcakes

"Do you like Pina Coladas...?"
Summer is coming! A pina colada in hand on a tropical beach sounds perfect! 
However, that will not be happening anytime soon so I will settle for Pina Colada Cupcakes...
and low calorie too! 
One cupcake is only 3 Weight Watcher points! 
The original recipe comes from the Hungry Girl 200 under 200 cookbook by Lisa Lillien. 

Pina Colada Cupcakes



2 cups yellow cake mix 
16 oz. crushed pineapple in juice (undrained)
1/2 tsp coconut extract


4 oz. pineapple (drained)
1 tbsp sugar 
1/8 tsp coconut extract 
1 1/2 tbsp low-fat cream cheese (softened)
1 fat-free vanilla jello pudding snack


1. Preheat oven to 350. 

2. Stir together all the ingredients for the frosting. Mix until creamy. Put in the fridge until ready to use. 

2. Mix together all the ingredients for the cupcakes. 

3. Pour 1/4 cup cupcake mix into prepared muffin tins (should make 12 cupcakes).

4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 

5. Allow to cool completely then frost and sprinkle.


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  1. I love anything Pina Colada! These sound yummy and so worth the 3points! Thanks for posting.

  2. My husband would love these. He's a huge coconut and pineapple fan. Thanks for bringing a healthy dessert to the party on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  3. These look delicious! And a lot healther then a regular cupcake! Thanks for the Show Off!


  4. i LOVE pina coladas and i cannot wait to try these. wow!

  5. Anything low calorie has my heart, especially a delicious looking cupcake like this. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  6. Hi! Just wanted to stop by and let you know that this recipe was in the top recipes on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday last week. Hope you'll stop by and share another. The party has already started:

  7. This looks like a delicious Summer Recipe! We'd love for you to come by and link up! (Thanks a million) :-)