Friday, July 31, 2009

Recipe For Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

Here is the recipe, enjoy!

For Topping:
10 oz of shredded pineapple (tidbits)
¾ stick unsalted butter
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
Maraschino cherries, cut into halves (for top of cupcake)

For Batter:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup unsweetened pineapple juice

*You can also use Duncan Hines Pineapple Supreme Cakemix*


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Melt butter in pan. Add brown sugar and simmer over moderate heat- stirring, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

Place mini-muffin liners in mini-muffin tins.

In the mini muffin tins, place roughly one teaspoon of the butter and brown sugar mixture in each liner, just so the bottom of the liner is coated.

Place the shredded pineapple on top of sugar mixture and make sure not to mix the butter-sugar mixture and the pineapple together.


Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in granulated
sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add half of the flour mixture and beat on low speed just until blended. Beat in pineapple juice, then add the remaining flour mixture, beating just until blended (The batter may appear slightly curdled,don’t worry it appears to be normal for this to happen).

Spoon batter over pineapple topping in muffin tins making sure that you do not fill each liner entirely . Bake in middle of oven until golden and a tester comes out clean, around 15 to 20 minutes . Turn-out the cupcakes, they will be upside down. The liner does tend to stick so peel off carefully and while still hot. Place each Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cake on a plate and garnish with the halved maraschino cherries. Serve cake just warm or at room temperature.



*Mini-Cakes
can be made a day ahead and chilled- bring to room temperature before serving*
*Also wanted to add- I did put them in new liners to transport them and to serve*

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