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Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Indulge in the deliciousness of Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

A mini version of your favorite cake that is a treat to the eyes and taste buds alike. This delightful dessert is prepared by placing a spoonful of melted butter, crushed pineapple, brown sugar, and a cherry at the bottom of each muffin tin, topped with a cupcake batter made with pineapple juice, and baked to perfection.

Whether you prefer to make these cupcakes from scratch or using a doctored up cake mix, the result is sure to be a hit. The cupcake batter is made by mixing pineapple cake mix, pineapple juice, vegetable oil, and eggs until moistened, then filling the muffin cups with the batter and baking until done.

These cupcakes can be served warm or at room temperature, making them a great option for family gatherings, parties, or as treats to pack into lunches. To prepare these cupcakes, all you need is 20 minutes of prep time, 20 minutes of cook time, and 5 minutes of additional time.

Ingredients :

  • Cooking spray
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 24 maraschino cherries
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package pineapple cake mix
  • 1 ⅓ cups pineapple juice
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Directions :

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and place a rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Spray 24 muffin cups with cooking spray.
  3. Spoon 1 teaspoon melted butter into each muffin cup, followed by 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and a maraschino cherry.
  4. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of crushed pineapple and compact it into an even layer.
  5. Mix pineapple cake mix, pineapple juice, vegetable oil, and eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer until moistened.
  6. Pour batter into the muffin cups and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, approximately 20 minutes.
  7. Allow cupcakes to cool on waxed paper, then serve with pineapple and cherry sides up, lightly dusted with confectioners’ sugar.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?

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