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Pineapple Frosting

    This is a light and refreshing Pineapple Frosting that is perfect for a hummingbird cake or an angel food cake. You can use it in various ways. It’s an easy recipe that’s great for a special occasion.

    Frosting should be quick and easy. It should also be a sweet and delicious topping for cakes and cupcakes, brownies, cinnamon buns, and cookies. I made this pineapple frosting to go on a Hummingbird cake which is full of pineapples and banana flavor. It was the perfect match! Like I said, this is an easy recipe to make.

    Sweet, homemade pineapple frosting is perfect for so many desserts.

    There’s powdered sugar, lemon zest, and pineapple juice added to a shortening base. Yes, sorry, it’s shortening… You could swap out for 100% butter, but the shortening will “crust” over better and give you a dry outer coating in about an hour. Shortening also helps to keep the white frosting white and lets the full pineapple flavor come through.

    This recipe is part of a recipe series including a Hummingbird Cake and Pineapple Flowers.

    Sweet, homemade pineapple frosting is perfect for so many desserts.
    5 from 1 vote

    Pineapple Frosting

    Light and refreshing Pineapple Frosting makes a great topping for cakes, cupcakes and cookies!
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes
    Course Frosting
    Cuisine American
    Servings 1 cake


    • 1/2 cup shortening
    • 2 Tbsp butter softened
    • 1 tsp lemon zest
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 6 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/2 cup pineapple juice all natural, no sugar added
    • 2 tsp cream or whole milk


    • Place the shortening and butter into your stand mixer with the lemon zest and salt. Mix until smooth and incorporated, about 2 minutes.
    • Add 2 cups sugar and ¼ cup pineapple juice and combine. Continue to all in the remaining sugar, juice and cream until thick and at the consistency you want. Add more sugar if you want a thicker frosting or more cream if you want a thinner frosting.
    • Store in an airtight container and place it in a cool place overnight.

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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    Karyn Granrud

    Karyn Granrud

    I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

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