Travel to Adventureland with This Dole Whip Cupcake Recipe

Caitlin ReddingtonBlog, Food, Magic at Home

Dole whip cupcakes

Dole Whip is one of my favorite snacks to get when I go to Magic Kingdom. While the classic version is so delicious, I thought it’d be fun to put a twist on this classic dessert by making this Dole Whip cupcake recipe!

That’s right, you can now enjoy the pineapple treat you love in cupcake form.

The Ingredients

Dole Whip Cupcake ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the cupcakes. Photo by Caitlin Reddington

To make these cupcakes you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple with the juice
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

To make the frosting you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step 1: Make The Batter

To start making the batter, mix together the cake mix, pineapple, eggs, and oil.

It’s best to do this with a mixer, but if you don’t have one, don’t worry! I didn’t have a mixer, and it turned out perfectly fine. 

Cupcake batter

Mix up the batter! Photo by Caitlin Reddington

Just think of it as a little arm workout.

Plus, mixing by hand left little pieces of pineapple in the batter, which I thought made the recipe taste even better. 

Step 2: Divide The Batter

cupcake batter in tins unbaked

Fill your cupcake tins with batter. Photo by Caitlin Reddington

Once your batter is all mixed, it’s time to divide it between the cupcake tins. This will make 24 cupcakes (I know, so many!). 

Make sure to fill the tins ⅔ of the way full. You don’t want anything to overflow in the oven. 

Step 3: Bake The Cupcakes

After you have all of the batter divided, bake the cupcakes at 325° for 20-22 minutes. 

When the cupcakes are done, you’ll want to be able to insert a knife and have it come out clean. 

Baked Dole Whip Cupcakes in tins

The baked cupcakes are a beautiful golden brown. Photo by Caitlin Reddington

Step 4: Make The Frosting

You can do this step while the cupcakes are baking—that’s what I did.

You’ll want to mix the 2 sticks of softened butter, pineapple juice, vanilla extract, and 2 cups of powdered sugar together. 

Dole Whip frosting

Dole Whip frosting—yum! Photo by Caitlin Reddington

If you don’t have a mixer like me, make sure the butter is super soft, but not liquidy. This will make it so easier to combine.

After this is all combined, mix in the remaining 2 cups of powdered sugar. Then, your frosting is good to go!

Step 5: Frost The Cupcakes

frosted dole whip cupcakes

The final result! Photo by Caitlin Reddington

Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, it’s time to frost them!

When I made the frosting, I found that it was pretty runny. It would slide off the cupcakes when I tried to frost them. 

I put the frosting in the fridge overnight, and the next day it was the right consistency!

I don’t think you necessarily need to stick it in the fridge overnight, but I would put it in there for an hour or two. It will make the frosting experience much more enjoyable. 

Step 6: Enjoy!

Bite out of Dole Whip cupcake

That first bite feeling… Photo by Caitlin Reddington

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for… it’s time to enjoy the Dole Whip cupcakes!

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About the Author

Caitlin Reddington

Caitlin is a contributing writer for WDW Magazine. She loves putting together Disney Style outfits for upcoming trips to the parks and has an ever-growing collection of Minnie Mouse ears.