ALDI Go'Braugh Cupcakes

Sweet and citrusy cupcakes! A lucky treat!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners.
  3. Drain pineapple juice into a medium bowl. Add cake mix, oil and eggs. Mix for 3 minutes, stir in orange zest.
  4. In a medium bowl, toss drained crushed pineapple with 10 drops of green food coloring and fold into cake batter.
  5. Fill muffin tins halfway and bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
  6. In a medium bowl, cream together orange juice, butter, vanilla, shortening and sugar.
  7. Divide frosting into two separate bowls. Add 10 drops of green food coloring to one bowl and mix together to create green frosting.              
  8. In a piping bag, fill one side with white and one side with green to create a swirl effect.
  9. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes in an upward swirl motion.     
  10. Mix coconut flakes with water and 10 drops of food coloring; sprinkle over frosted cupcakes.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Alyssa,
ALDI Test Kitchen