Hungry Harry’s Yellow Cake Mix and Island Time Cupcakes

I first met Hungry Harry’s years ago at the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference. Not only did I meet the brand and taste the product, but I met Harry himself – and his family. Harry has food allergies to tree nuts and a sensitivity to dairy, gluten, eggs, and soy.

I fell in love with Hungry Harry’s bright, cheerful branding, and their high-quality, safe products, and what they stood for. Food allergies can seem limiting for a child, but Harry’s story is one of empowerment. At a young age, he’s the head chef of a food brand, and his family has an entire line of allergy-friendly mixes that are safe for him and his friends.

For Hungry Harry’s, this is just the beginning of something awesome, and I’m happy to have been there since the beginning!

This post is sponsored by Hungry Harry’s

Hungry Harry’s Yellow Cake Mix Ingredients

All Hungry Harry’s mixes and AP flour blend are free from the top 14 allergens: Peanuts, Eggs, Dairy/Casein, Wheat/Gluten, Soy, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, Celery, Mustard, Sesame, Sulfites, as well as Lupins. These mixes are also certified gluten-free by GFCO. Hungry Harry’s facility is also free from the top 14 allergens as well.

The ingredients for Hungry Harry’s Yellow Cake Mix are: Sugar, White Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch, Arrowroot Flour, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Salt, Sorghum Flour, Xanthan Gum, Baking Soda.

Hungry Harry’s Island Time Gluten-Free Cupcakes Recipe

I’ve been waiting anxiously for Hungry Harry’s to launch in the states so I can get my hands on some product! I’ve been experimenting with some of their mixes and wanted to first showcase their Yellow Cake Mix! Yes, I could have just made plain cupcakes, but I found these really cute tiki-themed props at the Target dollar section. I, like most middle-aged women, cannot contain myself in the dollar section of any Target and thus had to make a recipe around it. I also, really love making tiki themed cocktails, so this recipe was 100% developed under the influence of dark rum and a Spotify tiki-themed playlist.


  • 1 package Hungry Harry’s Yellow Cake Mix
  • 2 Eggs or Egg Replacers (I used flax egg)
  • 1/2 cup Oil of Choice (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 cup Milk of Choice (I used So Delicious coconut milk)
  • 1/2 Cup Candied Dried Pineapple, Chopped (don’t like pineapple, just leave them out!)
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut (CATB Recommends Let’s Do Organic)
  • 1 TSP Coconut Flavoring (CATB Recommends LorAnn Oils)


  • Preheat your oven to 360ยฐ F.
  • Mix the cake mix with the flax eggs, oil, coconut flavoring, and dairy-free milk, until well combined.
  • At the end, mix in the chopped pineapple and coconut by hand.
  • Bake the cupcakes for 20-25 minutes, until an inserted skewer or knife comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before topping with frosting.

Coconut Rum Frosting

I absolutely love rum, but I also really love coconut. And don’t get me started on frosting. Without frosting, a cupcake is just a muffin pretending to be something better. By adding a little rum and a little coconut, you can take regular vanilla frosting to the next level. This frosting is ready for your next tiki party!


  • 1 Package (1 Lb/16 oz.) powdered sugar
  • 3 TB Vegan Butter (I used Earth Balance sticks)
  • 3 TB Non-Dairy Milk (I used coconut milk)
  • 1 TB Rum
  • 1 TSP Coconut Flavoring (I used LorAnn Oils – they are labeled gluten-free)
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract (I used Nielsen-Massey) If you really love coconut flavoring, you can sub this out for another tsp of coconut flavoring, or another flavor like pina colada.

*I got my inspiration from a Loving It Vegan vanilla frosting recipe. You can find her recipe here if you prefer non-flavored frosting.


Beat all ingredients together, slowly at first, using a stand mixer or electric mixer. It should be thick, and able to be spooned into a piping bag. Make sure you prepare your piping well after the cupcakes have cooled, or you’ll end up with cupcake and frosting soup!

I used additional shredded coconut and candied pineapple for toppings on the pipped frosting. I thought it might be too much at first, but our friends loved the tropical theme, complete with little tiki cocktail umbrellas!

Where Can I Buy Hungry Harry’s?

Right now, you can purchase Hungry Harry’s online. You can purchase the Yellow Cake Mix and other gluten-free food-allergy friendly mixes for $6.99 online!

Hungry Harry’s Giveaway

Do you want to win a set of Hungry Harry’s mixes for yourself? Of course you do! I’ve made it easy for you to enter to win a set of mixes for yourself!

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Thanks again to Hungry Harry’s for the sponsorship of Celiac and the Beast! We can’t wait for you to try Hungry Harry’s, and we’ll share more about Hungry Harry’s on our Instagram soon!

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Comments: 29

  1. Rosie Terrell July 27, 2019 at 10:01 am Reply

    Can one really pick a favorite cupcake?! I’m an equal opportunity cupcake lover! ๐Ÿคฃ

  2. Brianna Wolin July 27, 2019 at 4:04 pm Reply

    I loved their pancakes at the Nourished Fest in Chicago!

    Fave cupake: chocolate cake, raspberry filling, chocolate ganache top without frosting!

  3. Cindy July 29, 2019 at 2:48 pm Reply

    Any kind of chocolate cupcake!

  4. Lindsey Smith July 30, 2019 at 7:13 am Reply

    I love the idea of using oils in the frosting recipe for flavor! These look so good – definitely on my list to make before summer is over.

  5. Hillary July 30, 2019 at 11:22 am Reply

    Any chocolate cupcake.

  6. Dana Rodriguez July 30, 2019 at 11:22 am Reply

    I really love them all. I think my favorite is red velvet.

  7. Gail Dreyer July 30, 2019 at 11:35 am Reply

    I love to make yellow cake with chocolate chips, frosted with fudge frosting! Then top with mini M&M’s

  8. Robyn Carey July 30, 2019 at 11:50 am Reply

    Youโ€™re cupcakes are adorable ๐Ÿ‘

  9. patricia July 30, 2019 at 3:01 pm Reply

    Chocolate is my favorite… there another kind !?!?

  10. Jennifer Glade July 30, 2019 at 3:51 pm Reply

    I definitely would love a getman chocolate cupcake with pecans and gooey coconut frosting! Yum!

  11. Lori Williams July 30, 2019 at 5:07 pm Reply

    I love chocolate cherry cupcakes! Chocolate cake with bits of cherries chopped up and flakes of coconut in the batter. Chocolate cherry ganache frosting with sprinkles of toasted coconut and a cherry on top!! Yummy!

  12. Carolyn July 30, 2019 at 5:57 pm Reply

    Chocolate with chocolate frosting

  13. Mary Ficzere July 30, 2019 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Thanks for thinking about us. Gluten-free is very important to me.

  14. Michelle Catallo July 30, 2019 at 9:11 pm Reply

    My favorite cupcake is my Cheery Chocolate Cherry cupcakes ๐Ÿ™‚ GF cupcakes with three depitted cherries within and topped with chocolate ganache

  15. Sarah Tsacogianis July 31, 2019 at 6:33 am Reply

    These look amazing and the coconut rum frosting ๐Ÿ˜

  16. Georgette Coan July 31, 2019 at 8:25 am Reply

    Chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting.

  17. Sara Zielinski July 31, 2019 at 10:36 am Reply

    My favorite cupcake is a chocolate cupcake with home made peanut butter frosting.

  18. Kathy K July 31, 2019 at 2:15 pm Reply

    Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream are my favorite – though once I had a margarita cupcake that was delicious

  19. Julie July 31, 2019 at 3:40 pm Reply

    I love just a nice chocolate cupcake with frosting. Simple and yummy

  20. kimrk56 July 31, 2019 at 5:42 pm Reply

    I like chocolate cupcakes with a peppermint flavored frosting.

  21. Jen August 1, 2019 at 5:28 am Reply

    My favorite is one called death by chocolate thatโ€™s made by a local gluten-free bakery. Chocolate cake, icing, chunks, etc.

  22. Janine Neapolitan August 1, 2019 at 12:32 pm Reply

    I like Yellow cupcakes with strawberry filling and chocolate frosting.

  23. Chris August 1, 2019 at 3:22 pm Reply

    Those cupcakes look amazing!

  24. Dora J Crow August 1, 2019 at 10:42 pm Reply

    My favorite cupcake is any cupcake that gets within the vicinity of my mouth. I am a frosting maniac. It makes me so so sick to eat it, but I do anyway. Favorite flavor is prob key lime, lemon or white cake w/chocolate icing. Or any white cake with beautiful colors or shades of purple, pink, green, blue, or orange colored frosting. just give me all the cupcakes. Everything will be alright. Yep.

  25. Karen D August 3, 2019 at 6:15 am Reply

    I never met a cupcake I didn’t like! All good!

  26. Lynell Doyle August 5, 2019 at 9:27 am Reply

    I love cupcakes! I love sweets and that is my truth! These cupcakes look amazing and it is so hard to find really tasty treats that are also safe to eat for me and my allergy family! Thank you for making great treats. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Angela August 7, 2019 at 2:37 pm Reply

    Favorite: chocolate cupcake with Seven minute frosting

  28. Stephanie Grant August 8, 2019 at 9:34 am Reply

    I love a good German Chocolate Cake Cupcake! I love the icing with the coconut flakes and pieces of nuts!

  29. Teresa D Kunberger August 10, 2019 at 7:11 am Reply

    I love chocolate chip cupcakes! They hit the spot! Also gooey brownie cupcakes!

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