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Pineapple orange cupcakes

I know, I know I haven’t been doing a lot of cooking lately but it’s not just because I’m being a lazy bum (okay some of it is…) but I’ve been wrapped up in Pee Wee’s ear issues and planning his BIRTHDAY PARTY!
Yes it’s Pee Wee’s birthday and I was undecided on what to make him. Then a friends brought over some cute and tasty mandarin oranges I knew she had just handed me my inspiration!
These Pineapple and Mandarin Cupcakes treats were a big hit with the dogs and I caught a couple people tasting them too.

pineapple mandarin cupcake dog treat recipe

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup Crushed Pineapple canned in water or 100% pineapple juice
  • 2 Mandarin Oranges juice only
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil

Icing

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Pineapple Juice

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Drain crushed pineapple,set drained juice to the side for use in the icing. In a large bowl mix the drained pineapple, mandarin orange juice, milk, oil then add egg. In a separate bowl mix wheat flour and baking powder, once well mixed add to wet mixture. Fill greased muffin tins about 1/3 full and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the center springs back when touched.
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack and refrigerate.

Icing

  • Allow the cream cheese to warm to room temperature then cream together with 1/3 cup of the pineapple juice drained from the crushed pineapple until smooth.
  • Decorate cooled cupcakes with icing.

The fantastic printed leaves were made by Sugar Robert and they came out beautifully!

2 Comments

  1. March 30, 2010 / 5:08 pm

    Okay, our Bailey (he’s a standard poodle) is going to get some homemade treats from your site cooked up for him. I like your blog!

  2. April 28, 2010 / 12:30 pm

    Wow that is different. blog for dog. My dog will be jumping with joy if he sees one of those.His birthday is coming near so this is a great idea only problem is he will sallow it whole without even chewing.