4.11.2010

coconut mango and pineapple upside-down cupcakes

I'm dreaming. Dreaming of warm breezes, white sandy beaches, turquoise water, palm trees, a nice refreshing beverage with a little umbrella in it, a comfortable hammock and luscious tropical fruits! Well, the first six things just aren't going to happen any time soon but the tropical fruit...now that, I can do.

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These little upside-down cupcakes are overflowing with tropical fruit!

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I threw a couple of bananas and some coconut milk into my cupcake batter too.

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So moist and so yummy!

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And with all of the tropical fruit...it's almost a good as a tropical vacation! Almost.

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coconut mango & pineapple upside-down cupcakes
by theUngourmet

makes about 2 dozen

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3 tbsp almond meal
1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1 1/2 cups of confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 eggs
2 medium sized ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup light coconut milk
1/2 tsp coconut extract
1 cup chopped mango
1 cup chopped pineapple

3 tbsp butter, melted
brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 24 muffin cups.

In a medium bowl combine the almond meal, coconut, confectioners' sugar, flour and baking powder. In a large bowl whisk the butter, banana, coconut milk and coconut extract. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and whisk to combine.

Place 1 tsp of brown sugar in the bottom of each muffin cup. Add about a tbsp of so of mango and pineapple over the brown sugar. Evenly drizzle the butter over the fruit.

Evenly divide batter between 24 muffin cups. Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove pans from oven and allow cupcakes to cool for 5 minutes in the pans. Place the cooling rack over muffin pan and invert to release the cupcakes onto the rack. Allow to cool on rack.

Note: The almond meal and confectioners' sugar in this recipe were inspired by a recipe I found in 500 cupcakes. This was my first time using confectioners' sugar in a cake mix. I really love how they turned out so I will definitely use this sugar again.

Try these cupcakes and treat yourself to a tropical cupcake vacation! ;0)


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43 comments:

TKW said...

Spring on a plate! Those sound fantastic! Crank up the Reggae music...

Pam said...

Magnificent! The look delicious and just wish I had one right now!

Katie @ Cozydelicious said...

i could really use a tropical vacation! And these look wonderful. I'm going to have to make them and eat them along with a drink with a little umbrella!

Chef E said...

I just had a piece of pineapple saturday at a food blog gathering, and I am not suppose to eat it due to the acidic affects on my kidney's, but this screams goodness, so to heck with my urologist! I am making these...

InspiredDreamer said...

Yum, that looks great!! I'd have to try it without the coconut though. But it's worth a shot! :)

Have an Extraordinary Day!

Velva said...

Yum, yum and yum again. You supply a couple of these delightful cakes and I will provide teh drink with the umbrella.

doggybloggy said...

I stared at these for a good long while wondering how I could twist it up a bit and I couldnt come up with anything except a dollop of whipped cream, buttery and rich whipped cream...I love individual desserts!

ck said...

Perfection! I've never thought to put fruit (or anything, for that matter) in the tins before pouring on the batter. Mmmmmmm...

Monica said...

These look not only delicious, but very fun as well!

Kristen @ Motherese said...

Those sound delicious - and not the worst way of sneaking some new fruits into my kiddos' diets.

Thanks!

teresa said...

i just love how pretty and healthy your baked treats are. this is like summer on a plate!

Pam said...

Those are so cute! We are on the same wavelength, I made a pineapple pina colada sherbert yesterday.

Jenn said...

Cupcake queen strikes again. This has got all the favorites. Mango, pineapple, and coconut and banana. Yum!!!

Juliana said...

Oh Kim, these little cakes look delicious, so fruity...very tropical :-)

Sweta said...

Oooh all MY fave fruits!!! Definitely tempting :)

MaryMoh said...

A lovely dessert to enjoy. I like it.

sweetlife said...

what a wonderful treat...I love the combo of mango and pineapple..oh my too good..


sweetlife

Megan said...

You definitely have me thinking about the beach! These at least sound like they'd make me as happy and relaxed as a vacation would!

Faith said...

I love these little taste-of-the-tropics cupcakes! That coconut sprinkled on top really add the perfect finishing touch!

Kristin said...

I'm dreaming too!

Joanne said...

I love the upside-down look going on here. Very cute!

Krista said...

Oh my gosh! Miniature tropical upside down cakes. Love it! These are amazing. I just bought a mango at ALDI tonight. I'm tempted to start baking right now!

Rebecca Subbiah RD said...

oh wow these look great nice for warm weather and dreams lOL

Lisa said...

These make really gorgeous little cakes! It's fun when something that tastes great looks pretty too. The flavors sound amazing. The only taste of the tropics that is missing is a splash of rum.

Mhel said...

I think this one is better alternative to a Tarte Tatin. Im not a tart fan, so this cake will work better for me. Love the combination of three tropical fruits.... U

Sophie said...

Waw!! I am stuuned by your creativity!!

Georgous desserts!! Individualized!!

Another must make!

5 Star Foodie said...

Gorgeous little cakes, I love the tropical flavors!

Michelle said...

What a great idea! I've not made Pinepple Upside Down Cake in forever but I much prefer to make cupcakes!

Gloria said...

I think these cupcakes look georgeous and I love mangoes and pineapple, really beauty recipe, xxx gloria

Claudia said...

Sweetly sensational. A summery, pretty treat - inspired!

Randi Troxell said...

oooh..

they look so good and perfect and sweet...

kinda remind me of another favorite of mine, upside down pineapple cake!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Wow, I cant tell you how fab this idea is. I have all these apples I was wondering what to do with, and now I think I'm going to try an apple version of this. So creative :)
*kisses* HH

Hungry Dog said...

What fun! I love the idea of upside down cupcakes!

Kristin said...

I need a vacation like that right now...if only someone would make them FOR me! ah ha ha

tasteofbeirut said...

Kim

This was great! I initially thought you were going to whip up an smoothie! This is so gourmet! Wonderful and fresh-tasting!

krissy @ thefoodaddicts.com said...

these look so cute and delicious. it is so tropical! i love these fruit combinations, too. i go ga-ga for coconut... like seriously, lol.

BarbaraJean said...

I love pineapple upside down cake so I know I would love these... only without the coconut for me... just don't care for that kind... love the smell though. Aren't I going to see you in a couple of days? Hmmmmmmm.

Jhonny walker said...

I love coconut-pineapple and I adore upside down cakes...must makes

À LA GRAHAM said...

Oh, these little cakes look so cute and so tasty, love all the flavors. I will have to try this...thanks!

jacqueline said...

Oh this is really so spring! Loving these topical cupcake! I am going to give this a try! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Julia said...

OH OH! Another crazy good recipe. I think Wyatt would LOVE this one. His favorite is pineapple and mango so I'm thinking birthday for him.

Katy ~ said...

Kim, I love all your cupcakes, but boy do these look especially tempting. Just love all that fruity goodness. Oh my, I so want to sink my fork into one of these and just savor the summer.

Miss. Tarrah Dame said...

i just made pineapple upside down cupcakes myself but i think yours look much better!
http://cuppycakebakes.blogspot.com

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