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Lava Flow Cupcakes by Brandon

January 3, 2009
Lava Flow Cupcakes
Recipe courtesy of Simply Brandon


  • Servings: 24 cupcakes
  • 1 box of vanilla cake mix or substitute your own from scratch vanilla cake batter
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. coconut flakes
  • 1 package frozen strawberries (thawed)
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 lime (juice only; lemon is fine also)
  • 1 8oz. pkg cream cheese
  • 3/4 c. confectioner’s sugar (sifted)
  • 1/2 t Pina Colada candy flavoring
  • 3/4 c. pineapple chunks (drained)
  • 1/2 container frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip)
  • 24 maraschino cherries (w/ stem)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine cake mix, coconut milk, and oil until well blended
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition
  4. Fold in 1 c. coconut flakes until just combined
  5. Divide equally amongst 24 lined cupcake wells
  6. Bake for 18-22 minutes, and cool on a wire rack
  7. Slice all strawberries in half (reserve 24 halves for garnish) and place in a saucepan over medium heat with sugar and lime juice. Simmer until strawberries are really soft.
  8. Prick each cupcake with the back of a handle of a wooden spoon – all the way to the bottom.
  9. Slowly push a cooked strawberry half into each cupcake, and allow to cool
  10. For frosting, beat cream cheese until soft and creamy.
  11. Add sugar a little at a time until well incorporated.
  12. Crush pineapple chunks, reserving 8 chunks for topping
  13. Beat or fold in whipped cream (I prefer the abundance or bubbles in my frosting)
  14. Frost cupcakes, roll sides in rest of coconut flakes, and top with strawberry slice, and cherry.
  15. Slice reserved chunks in thirds and top with other fruits.
4 Comments leave one →
  1. Cake Artisan permalink
    February 22, 2009 9:55 pm

    YUMMMMMMM!! They look so delish!

  2. Bridget permalink
    January 4, 2009 11:40 am


  3. Lianna permalink
    January 4, 2009 9:49 am

    This looks so good. I like using box cake mix. It’s quicker than baking from scratch when you don’t have time to spare.

  4. Elizabeth M Thompson permalink
    January 4, 2009 5:08 am

    It looks incredible. How did it taste? I just might have to try this at home.

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