Yield: 24 cupcakes

Pineapple Orange Cupcakes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 23 minutes

These Pineapple Orange Cupcakes are an easy, light dessert idea that are nearly guilt free!


For the cake

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 can (15 ounce) mandarin oranges, undrained
  • 4 egg whites
  • ⅓ cup no sugar added applesauce

For the frosting

  • 1 can (20 ounce) crushed pineapple, undrained (no sugar added)
  • 1 box (3.4 ounce) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 8 ounce light Cool Whip
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained, for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tin with paper cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix white cake mix, mandarin oranges (with liquid), egg whites, and apple sauce. Beat for 2 minutes.
  3. Spoon cake batter into cupcake liners, until evenly distributed, about ⅔ full.
  4. Bake cupcakes for 18-20 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center is dry.
  5. Remove from oven and cool cupcakes on wire rack, completely.
  6. For the frosting, in a bowl mix together the crushed pineapple (with juices) with the pudding mix. Fold in Cool Whip.
  7. Spoon frosting over each cupcake. Add a slice of mandarin orange for garnish, if desired. Refrigerate one hour or more.
  8. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 4 days. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cupcake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 64Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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