Pineapple and Coconut Cakes

These  soft and fluffy cakes cakes are just perfect for an afternoon treat



100g Nature’s Finest pineapple, drained and patted dry

125g coconut oil

125g raw coconut sugar

2 eggs

125g plain ?our

1 tsp baking powder


For the icing


400g thick coconut cream

1 tsp maple syrup

25g desiccated coconut





Place the coconut cream in the fridge the day before you plan to make the cupcakes.


Heat the oven to 170°C / 150°C fan. Line a cupcake tray with 12 paper cases. Place the pineapple chunks in the bottom of each case.


Place the coconut oil and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer, ?tted with the cake paddle attachment. If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can mix by hand using a wooden spoon. Beat the oil and sugar for 2-3 minutes, until well combined and pale. Beat in the eggs. Once smooth, sieve in the plot and baking powder, and mix to combine.


Spoon the cupcake mix into the cases, covering the pineapple. Carefully place the tray in the oven, and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the mixture is evenly risen and golden. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Remove the coconut cream from the fridge. Drain away any water. Place the thick cream in the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk up until ?u?y. Add the maple syrup to taste. Ice the cupcakes, then ?nish with a sprinkling of desiccated coconut.


Recipe created by Lucy Burton from Pudding Lane Blog on behalf of Nature’s Finest