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Pineapple "Dole Whip" Cupcakes - Foodie Friday

It's Dole Whip Day! If you're a fan of the creamy pineapple dessert found at Disney Parks, here's a Foodie Friday for you!

Disney Parks Blog has released the recipe for their Dole Whip Cupcakes to celebrate!

Pictures of Pineapple flavoured cupcakes


Pineapple Mousse

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1/3 cup whole milk

  • 3 tablespoons pineapple-flavoured powdered gelatin

Pineapple Buttercream

  • 1 tablespoon pineapple juice

  • 3 tablespoons pineapple-flavoured powdered gelatin

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 4 cups powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons whole milk


  • 12 vanilla cupcakes, from a favourite recipe or box mix

  • Yellow food colouring

  • Orange food colouring

  • 12 maraschino cherries


Pineapple Mousse:

  1. Whip heavy cream in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Set aside.

  2. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until very hot, but not boiling. Whisk in gelatin and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes.

  3. Fold gelatin mixture into whipped cream until fully incorporated.

  4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, up to 2 days.

For Pineapple Buttercream:

  1. Combine pineapple juice and gelatin in small bowl, stirring until gelatin is dissolved. Set aside.

  2. Cream shortening and softened butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until fluffy.

  3. Add gelatin mixture and beat on medium speed until fully incorporated.

  4. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and beat on low speed until fully mixed. Increase to medium speed and beat, scraping side of bowl as needed, until frosting is stiff.

  5. Add milk, one teaspoon at a time, until buttercream is light and fluffy.

  6. Divide buttercream in half and store in two airtight containers until ready to use.

For Cupcakes:

  1. Using a 1-inch cookie cutter or apple corer, cut hole about 2/3 of the way down the center of each cupcake. Fill with reserved pineapple mousse. Using an offset spatula, remove any excess mousse from the top of the cupcake.

  2. Add a few drops of yellow and orange food colouring to one of the reserved pineapple buttercream containers until desired shade of yellow is achieved.

  3. Place white buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a star tip. Spoon yellow buttercream in a second piping bag fitted with a star tip of the same size.

  4. Pipe buttercream on cupcakes, alternating between yellow and white to create a soft-serve swirl look. Top with maraschino cherry.

Recipe and photo originally published on Disney Parks Blog.

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