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Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

About a week ago Jim asked me to make him some of my Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes.  I saved them for a special Father’s Day treat.  I don’t like to make this dessert too often because these minis are way too delicious and I could eat them all!  Yep, every last one of them!  So I try to save them for special occasions, which Sunday was so Jim and I enjoyed this sweet treat together.  

These Pineapple Upside Down Minis are SO GOOD that I thought I’d share the recipe with you!  But before I do, here is a precautionary measure…


Single serving Pineapple Upside Down Cakes are highly addictive!! 

Bake at your own risk!!

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Okay, first things first… Gather your ingredients.
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You will need:

For Topping:

  • 4 Tbs butter
  • 2/3 C brown sugar
  • 1 can pineapple rings
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries

For Cake:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 C white sugar
  • 4 Tbs pineapple juice
  • 2/3 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  • cupcake tins
  • cooking spray
  • mixing bowls
  • measuring cup/spoons
  • small pot


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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.

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In a mixing bowl combine:

2 eggs

2/3 C sugar

4 Tbs pineapple juice


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Beat until fully mixed.

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In another mixing bowl combine:

2/3 C flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

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Gently “fork” the ingredients until blended.

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Add wet ingredients to the dry.

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Don’t stop mixing until it is completely blended.

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Grab your:

4 Tbs butter

2/3 C brown sugar

and a small pot

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Melt butter on low.

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Add brown sugar.

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Stir. Stir. Stir… Until nicely blended.
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Add layer of brown sugar topping into each muffin tin. 
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Add a pineapple ring to each tray.

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Then place a cherry into the center.

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Fill each cupcake tin about 2/3 of the way full.

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Place in oven.

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Bake for 20 minutes.

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Take out of oven and admire the gorgeous golden color.

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 Check for doneness with a toothpick.

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Loosen sides with a knife and remove from trays to cool. 

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Ooh and Ahh over your delicious Pineapple Upside Down Minis!

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After the cakes have cooled, eat your share or stash them away.  They WILL go fast!!!




By | 2018-01-10T11:36:55+00:00 June 18th, 2013|Blog, Momma’s Gotta Eat|2 Comments

About the Author:

Hey gang! I'm Heather, the Editor in chief here at Appletini Photography. I am a self proclaimed SuperMOM of 2 who enjoys blogging, party planning, and DIYing! I am married to SuperDAD and have a slight coffee addiction! When I'm not wearing my SuperMOM cape, you can find me on the blog connecting with other Moms. Over at Momma's Corner you can read about the good, the bad, and the funny of my adventures in party planning, DIY, and Mommyhood.


  1. Melissa June 18, 2013 at 9:49 am

    YUMMM!!! They look delicious, Jim is one lucky guy!!

    Great tutorial photos Heather 🙂

  2. Christine June 18, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Yummy is correct! I cannot wait to make these 🙂

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