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Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

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two mini pineapple upside down cupcake on white plates with a fork and a bowl of whip cream

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes are a delicious, sweet mini Pineapple Upside Down cake version of the classic round cake. The creamy fluffy cake batter is a good old fashioned from scratch recipe that you remember. The little Mimi cakes or cupcakes are perfect for serving at a party or just a special family dinner.

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round full pineapple upside down cake with two mini cupcakes and a bowl of whip cream

Why Mini Cupcake Version of a Pineapple Upside Down Cake?

Our family has made a traditional cast iron skillet Pineapple Upside Down Cake for Easter and Thanksgiving. my mom and Jim’s mom would make this traditional old fashioned cake from scratch in their large old cast iron skillet.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake has been a tradition for both our families and you can find Jim’s mom’s recipe by checking out her Pineapple Upside Down Cake Classic Skillet Recipe.

I would love for you to head over to Youtube to see the video on how to make a Classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake (video).

round full pineapple upside down cake with two mini cupcakes and a bowl of whip cream

With so many people having different dietary needs having little cupcakes makes your guests feel like they have their own special dessert. That is why making individual cupcakes makes dessert simple for a group of friends. You can have a fruit bowl for others who do not eat dessert. (ok, who does not eat dessert, at least not in my world)

Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cupcake Pan

One day when I was at Home Goods I found this super cute mini Pineapple Upside Down Cupcake pan. We were having a spring party with friends at our house and I knew that Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes were going to be our dessert.

mini pineapple upside down cupcake on yellow and green plate

For our friends, it worked out perfectly. Everyone felt special with their beautiful yellow and red cupcake on their plate. Do not forget the whipped cream or whip topping.

How to Make Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

There are three basic steps for making Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes from a scratch recipe.

The first step is to make the batter, the second step is to melt the brown sugar and butter in a small pan and the third step is to put it all together.

The Cupcake Cake Batter

  • Cream together 1/3 cup of butter at room temperature and 1 cup of white sugar on medium speed with a hand or stand mixer.
  • Add 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix until creamy.
  • Sift or whisk together 1 & 3/4 cup of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  • Now add the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients alternately to the butter, sugar, egg bowl. You will have a smooth creamy cake batter.
  • Fill each cupcake space with batter to about two thirds full.
  • Bake at 350Β° for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the toothpick comes up clean.

Brown Sugar Topping classic Pineapple Rings and Maraschino Cherries.

  • On the stove melt 1 cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of butter
  • In the pineapple upside-down pan stray with spray oil.
  • Divide the brown sugar butter mixture evenly between each of the 6 cupcake spaces.
  • Drain a can of pineapple rings. Add one pineapple ring to each cupcake space.
  • Drain off 6 maraschino cherries. Add one cherry to the center of each pineapple ring.

Final Assembly – Putting It All Together

  • Fill each cupcake space with batter to about two thirds full.
  • Bake at 350Β° for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the toothpick comes up clean.
mini pineapple upside down cupcake on yellow and green plate
Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes are a delicious, sweet mini Pineapple Upside Down cake version of the classic round cake. The creamy fluffy cake batter is a good old fashioned from scratch recipe that you remember. The little Mimi cakes or cupcakes are perfect for serving at a party or just a special family dinner.
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 and 3/4 cup of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 6 pineapple rings (one can)
  • 6 maraschino cherries

Instructions

    1. Cream together 1/3 cup of butter at room temperature and 1 cup of white sugar on medium speed with a hand or stand mixer
    2. Add 2 eggs and mix until creamy.
    3. Sift or whisk together 1 & 3/4 cup of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
    4. Now add the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients alternately to the butter, sugar, and egg to the bowl. You will have a smooth creamy cake batter.
    5. On the stove melt 1 cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of butter.
    6. In the pineapple upside-down pan stray with spray oil.
    7. Divide the brown sugar butter mixture evenly between each of the 6 cupcake spaces.
    8. Drain a can of pineapple rings. Add one pineapple ring to each cupcake space.
    9. Drain the liquid off 6 maraschino cherries. Add one cherry to the center of each pineapple ring.
    10. Fil each cupcake space with batter to about two thirds full.
    11. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the toothpick comes up clean.








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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 542Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 396mgCarbohydrates: 99gFiber: 3gSugar: 81gProtein: 5g

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You will wow your family and friends with these cute little pineapple upside down cupcakes. They will not believe how cute and moist the mini individual version of a pineapple upside down cake can be.

Make sure to get your pineapple cupcake pan and start some cupcakes for this weekend.

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