Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pineapple Upside Down cupcakes

Some people like, some people don't..I happen to love pineapple upside down cake. This was one of our desserts over the weekend, and it was so nice that you could just pick one up and go instead of having to cut a piece of it from a cake. I did have one little issue, I think I put too much of the brown sugar mixture in the bottom because it ended up coming out of the tops of the muffin pan and down in my oven causing my kitchen to look like we were in a fog..but it didn't effect the taste of these. They still had that sweet topping that we all love!

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Topping:
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
12 pineapple rings, I used pineapple chunks
12 maraschino cherries

Cake:
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup pineapple, juice, reserved from can
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with baking spray or grease with butter. Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice for the cake batter. Combine brown sugar and melted butter in a small bowl. Evenly divide among each of the muffin cups, about one teaspoon per cup. Cut about 1/3 out of each pineapple ring and arrange over the brown sugar mixture...this is where I just placed the pineapple chunks in a circle. :) Add a cherry in the center of each ring.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. Add butter, pineapple juice and vanilla and beat on low until just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat two minutes. Add the egg and beat in until well incorporated. Evenly divide the batter among the muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 of the way full. Bake approximately 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes five minutes in the pan and then flip onto ta platter or covered rack.

15 comments:

vickdn said...

I LOVE pineapple upside down cake! I think it is my fave! This is such a good idea, especially for parties because they would be much easier than cake. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to make these :)

Megan said...

I havent had a pineapple up-side down cake. Love the cupcake idea!

Megan said...

That was suppose to say I haven't had a pineapple up-side down cake *IN YEARS*! Silly me!

Avril said...

Fun, adorable and yummy! I want to make this recipe ASAP! :-)

Lisa said...

Pineapple upside down cakes are always so good. Yours look really cute.

Megan said...

Like Megan, I haven't had Pineapple Upside Down Cake in years - probably because the kids pick the fruit off and just eat the cake.But let's be honest, the brown sugar cake is the best part!

I need to email you - I've got to figure out the link system before Friday - it's giving me anxiety because I don't know how to do it!

Bethie said...

Those are adorable!!! I love them. I have actually seen where you can make something similar over a campfire. LOL!!

Ingrid said...

I've never had upside down pineapple cake. I keep meaning to make one but haven't yet.
~ingrid

Barbara Bakes said...

So fun to make cupcakes instead of a big cake. That way no one gets cheated on the topping. They look great!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love pineapple upside down, having them individually sized is so much better :)

Yours looks wonderful, and it shows that though I love the brown sugar butter mixture, we can't just go on an add an insane amount, as I wish we could :P

Tracy said...

Love the idea of a pineapple upside down cupcake! I'll have to share this with my mom,it's my dad's favorite dessert. :)

crustabakes said...

I wouldn't mind the fog one bit! this looks delicious!

Cooking with Chip said...

Pineapple upside down cake is my second favorite cake so these look amazing! I can't wait to try these!

C'est si bon Sweets said...

I am all over this recipe! It sounds wonderful... it's goin' in the "recipes to try" file :-)

bakingbarb said...

A friend just told me he loves pineapple upside down cake and your cupcake version would be perfect. Great idea and I cannot wait to eat these, my mouth waters at the though.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pineapple Upside Down cupcakes

Some people like, some people don't..I happen to love pineapple upside down cake. This was one of our desserts over the weekend, and it was so nice that you could just pick one up and go instead of having to cut a piece of it from a cake. I did have one little issue, I think I put too much of the brown sugar mixture in the bottom because it ended up coming out of the tops of the muffin pan and down in my oven causing my kitchen to look like we were in a fog..but it didn't effect the taste of these. They still had that sweet topping that we all love!

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Topping:
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
12 pineapple rings, I used pineapple chunks
12 maraschino cherries

Cake:
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup pineapple, juice, reserved from can
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with baking spray or grease with butter. Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice for the cake batter. Combine brown sugar and melted butter in a small bowl. Evenly divide among each of the muffin cups, about one teaspoon per cup. Cut about 1/3 out of each pineapple ring and arrange over the brown sugar mixture...this is where I just placed the pineapple chunks in a circle. :) Add a cherry in the center of each ring.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. Add butter, pineapple juice and vanilla and beat on low until just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat two minutes. Add the egg and beat in until well incorporated. Evenly divide the batter among the muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 of the way full. Bake approximately 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes five minutes in the pan and then flip onto ta platter or covered rack.

15 comments:

vickdn said...

I LOVE pineapple upside down cake! I think it is my fave! This is such a good idea, especially for parties because they would be much easier than cake. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to make these :)

Megan said...

I havent had a pineapple up-side down cake. Love the cupcake idea!

Megan said...

That was suppose to say I haven't had a pineapple up-side down cake *IN YEARS*! Silly me!

Avril said...

Fun, adorable and yummy! I want to make this recipe ASAP! :-)

Lisa said...

Pineapple upside down cakes are always so good. Yours look really cute.

Megan said...

Like Megan, I haven't had Pineapple Upside Down Cake in years - probably because the kids pick the fruit off and just eat the cake.But let's be honest, the brown sugar cake is the best part!

I need to email you - I've got to figure out the link system before Friday - it's giving me anxiety because I don't know how to do it!

Bethie said...

Those are adorable!!! I love them. I have actually seen where you can make something similar over a campfire. LOL!!

Ingrid said...

I've never had upside down pineapple cake. I keep meaning to make one but haven't yet.
~ingrid

Barbara Bakes said...

So fun to make cupcakes instead of a big cake. That way no one gets cheated on the topping. They look great!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love pineapple upside down, having them individually sized is so much better :)

Yours looks wonderful, and it shows that though I love the brown sugar butter mixture, we can't just go on an add an insane amount, as I wish we could :P

Tracy said...

Love the idea of a pineapple upside down cupcake! I'll have to share this with my mom,it's my dad's favorite dessert. :)

crustabakes said...

I wouldn't mind the fog one bit! this looks delicious!

Cooking with Chip said...

Pineapple upside down cake is my second favorite cake so these look amazing! I can't wait to try these!

C'est si bon Sweets said...

I am all over this recipe! It sounds wonderful... it's goin' in the "recipes to try" file :-)

bakingbarb said...

A friend just told me he loves pineapple upside down cake and your cupcake version would be perfect. Great idea and I cannot wait to eat these, my mouth waters at the though.