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!!!