Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

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Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes are all the rage! These baby cakes are being served everywhere.

Cupcakes are all the rage!  These baby cakes are being served everywhere. You can find them on the dessert table at family meals or even at weddings. It doesn’t surprise me that people love cupcakes. When you can pick up a sweet treat and eat it with your hands you have found the pot of gold.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes have become my husband’s new favorite dessert. I’m a chocolate loving kind of girl, but can definitely eat my way through a few Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes when the opportunity presents itself.

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES

Yields: 24 cupcakes

Ready in 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1⁄2 cup butter, melted

1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar

24 maraschino cherries

2 (20 ounce) cans crushed pineapple (drained, set juice aside)

1 box of  your favorite yellow cake mix

3 eggs

1 1/3 cups pineapple juice

1/3 cup vegetable oil

Instructions:

1. Move an oven rack into the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Grease 24 muffin cups.

3. Line a work surface with waxed paper

4. Spoon 1 teaspoon melted butter into the bottom of each muffin cup.

5. Spoon 1 tablespoon brown sugar in each muffin cup.

6. Press a maraschino cherry into the center of the brown sugar in each muffin cup.

7. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of crushed pineapple over the cherry and compact it with the back of a spoon into an even layer.

8. Mix yellow cake mix, eggs, pineapple juice and vegetable oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Turn mixer speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes.

9. Pour cake batter into the muffin cup, filling them to the top; do not overfill.

10. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

11. Allow cupcakes to cool at least 5 minutes before inverting muffin cups onto the wax paper to release. Serve with pineapple and cherry sides up.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes are all the rage! These baby cakes are being served everywhere.

Do you eat the cherry on top of your pineapple upside down cake?

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Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
 
Ingredients
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar
  • 24 maraschino cherries
  • 2 (20 ounce) cans crushed pineapple
  • 1 box of your favorite yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1⅓ cups pineapple juice
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Move an oven rack into the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease 24 muffin cups.
  3. Line a work surface with waxed paper
  4. Spoon 1 teaspoon melted butter into the bottom of each muffin cup.
  5. Spoon 1 tablespoon brown sugar in each muffin cup.
  6. Press a maraschino cherry into the center of the brown sugar in each muffin cup.
  7. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of crushed pineapple over the cherry and compact it with the back of a spoon into an
  8. even layer.
  9. Mix yellow cake mix, eggs, pineapple juice and vegetable oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed
  10. until moistened, about 30 seconds. Turn mixer speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes.
  11. Pour cake batter into the muffin cup, filling them to the top; do not overfill.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20
  13. minutes.
  14. Allow cupcakes to cool at least 5 minutes before inverting muffin cups onto the wax paper to release. Serve with
  15. pineapple and cherry sides up.

 

Michele Brosius
Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!
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