Hummingbird Cupcakes

Ingredients

Dried Pineapple Flowers (garnish)

  • 1 whole fresh pineapple

Cupcakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 & 1/3 cups mashed banana (2 to 3 large bananas)
  • 2/3 cup crushed pineapple, drained (about half of a 20-ounce can)
  • 2/3 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened will work)
  • 1 & 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

Frosting:

  • 12 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Preparation

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