Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Hope you all had a Happy Easter! For the holiday, I decided to test out making mini pineapple upside down cupcakes that I found on Pinterest. The only problem was that most of the recipesĀ I found were intended for an extra large cupcake tin (which I don’t have), so I decided to adapt it for a regular cupcake tin and they turned out fantastic!

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Here’s what you will need to make them:

  • 1 Box of cake mix and the ingredients listed on the box (you can use pineapple cake mix, or yellow cake mix)
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cans of pineapple slices
  • Maraschino cherries

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1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Melt butter and mix with brown sugar.

3) Drain & rinse pineapples (reserve pineapple juice for cake batter in step 4). Cut a piece out of each pineapple slice so they fit properly in the pan. If you don’t cut them they will not fit in a normal cupcake tin.

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3) Grease pan throughly. Mix cake batter according to box. If you are not using pineapple cake mix, use the pineapple juice from the can of pineapples as a replacement for water. (I used the pineapple cake mix and actually still substituted half of the water for juice to take it up a notch)

5) Put a thin layer of the brown sugar & butter mixture in the bottom of each cupcake tin, and then place the pineapple on top of the sugar.

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6) Place maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple. (Tip: if you are having trouble making it fit, cut the cherries in half)

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7) Fill with cake batter.

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8) Bake for 15 min (12 minutes if using convection baking). Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 min. Flip onto baking sheet. If they don’t come out right away loosen with a knife.

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Enjoy your yummy pineapple upside down cupcakes!

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  1. kathy

    They look amazing and I’m sure they taste amazing !!