EASY & DELICIOUS PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES

 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake has always been a classic in my house and evokes great memories of many special occasions. My Mum made one for nearly every family occasion, birthdays, christenings, funerals. You would always find my Mum’s special Pineapple Upside Down Cake somewhere on the table.

I love this cake as much as I did in my childhood  and have made it many times, it’s a great hit with my kids too.

But the for this recipe I’m going to magically turn the recipe into everybody’s favourite –  Cupcakes.

Come on now, who can say no to a cupcake!

 

pineapple upside down cupcakes

 

 

UPSIDE DOWN PINEAPPLE CUPCAKES

 

These delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes are a mini cute version of their “Big Sister” with all the classic flavours – butter, brown sugar, pineapple, and of course don’t forget the cherry!

This is such a simple recipe; the vanilla sponge cupcake is the perfect base for the glorious caramelised pineapple.

 

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES

 

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES

 

I used my normal sized muffin tin for this recipe, and I used cupcake cases to line the tin.   Next time I would leave out the cupcake cases and just really butter the muffin tin well or use a baking spray.

If you happened to have a jumbo muffin tin, this would be even better the pineapple ring would fit perfectly at the bottom, if not just use pineapple chunks or cut the rings into smaller pieces.

I have every cake tin in the world except one of these jumbo muffin tins, so typical lol.

 

 

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES

 

These Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes always turn out and look scrumptious too.  These would be great for parties, or just to finish off a nice family dinner.

I serve these with warm custard for me and the hubbie . The kids love ice-cream with theirs!

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CUPCAKES

These delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes are a mini cute version of their “Big Sister” with all the classic flavours – butter, brown sugar, pineapple, and of course “the cherry” sitting proudly on top. A very simple recipe, ready to eat in less than 30mins!

  • 110 g Self Raising Flour
  • 110 g Butter or Baking Spread
  • 110 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 med Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tin (540g) Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 tbsp Pineapple Juice – taken from tin

TOPPING

  • 120 g Brown or Dark Brown Sugar
  • 100 g Melted Butter
  • 12 Cherries – Maraschino or Glace
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line a muffin/cupcake tin with paper cases.

  2. In a bowl, mix the brown sugar and melted butter together; divide evenly into the paper cases.
  3. Arrange 3 chunks of pineapple in each case and place a glace cherry in the center
  4. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until a nice pale colour. Beat in the eggs and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Fold in the flour adding the pineapple juice until the mixture is of a dropping consistency.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases on top of the pineapple and until they are about half full.
  7. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a knife or skewer inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean.

    Set aside to cool for 5 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

TO SERVE

  1. Remove the paper cases and turn the cakes upside down onto a plate. Serve with some custard or fresh cream
  2. (If the cupcakes are not level on top use a knife to slice the top off, this will make it easier to serve when you turn them upside down on a plate)

Recipe by karyn@irishbakingadventures.com.   All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. Marisa Franca says:

    What a cute idea. I don’t think I’ve ever seen upside down cupcakes before. I do enjoy individual desserts – you get one portion and that’s it. The cupcake would certainly be a welcome treat right now.

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    1. Karyn says:

      Thanks Marisa. they are so easy to make and work great for a dinner party

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  2. I love pineapple and upside down cupcakes are brilliant! I love these!

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    1. Karyn says:

      So glad you like them Claudia

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  3. One of my favorite cakes as a kid was pineapple side down cake. I still love it as much today. But have not made it in years! I must make some for my kids.. Such a pretty color- Saving for later.

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    1. Karyn says:

      I love it too Veena.. and it’s a great hit with my kids

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  4. Karyl Henry says:

    Oh my gosh these look so fabulous! I love single-serve desserts like this, because then I can eat more than one and not feel guilty 🙂

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    1. Karyn says:

      Ha ha just like me Karyl.. why have one when you can have two lol

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  5. Jyothi (Jo) says:

    Oh wow, your cake looks absolutely moist and delicious! Love these mini pineapple upside down cake! Looks so cute

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    1. Karyn says:

      Thanks Jo.. they were a great pleasure to make and eat

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  6. Celeste says:

    What a great idea to make cupcakes instead of a full cake. This could totally help in portion control in my home.

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    1. Karyn says:

      I say that that and then i eat two Celeste lol

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  7. Noel Lizotte says:

    The first cake my daughter made on her own was pineapple upside down… this idea to make it in cupcake sized servings is genius!!
    ps – your photos are brilliant and I want to grab a fork!

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    1. Karyn says:

      Thanks so much Noel appreciate the comment about the photos.. I find it very difficult most times lol

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  8. Alexis says:

    These are not only totally adorable but they look delicious as well! I’m going to add this to our weekend treat meal plan and have one of my kids make it for the family.

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    1. Karyn says:

      Thanks Alexis. most definitely a fun bake for kids to do

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  9. swathi says:

    I love pineapple upside down cakes, however as afraid of sugar I am not making it. But your idea of converting them into cupcakes is very nice. I can try this.Mom’s recipes are always best . I too don’t have jumbo muffin tin.

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    1. Karyn says:

      It was so easy Swathi and a gret hit with my kids

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  10. Gloria says:

    These are the perfect little creations of the original version. Perfect for BBQ parties. Nice and tropical.

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    1. Karyn says:

      Thanks Gloria. easier to make than their big sister

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  11. Donna says:

    Exactly, who can say no to a cupcake, especially one topped with caramelized pineapple!! I haven’t come across individual upside down cakes, but this is such a great idea – the kids cant ask for a bigger slice and compare each others to make sure no one is getting more than the other 🙂

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    1. Karyn says:

      Ha Ha your right Donna stops all the arguments. These work out great for kids parties

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  12. Natalie says:

    This would go perfectly with my afternoon coffee. Looks so delicious and so moist and flavorful. Upside down cake is one of my husbands favorite desserts. Can’t wait to make him this.

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    1. Karyn says:

      These are so easy to bake Natalie and taste delicious too

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