Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes



YUM...brown sugar topping with pineapples and cake...brings back so many childhood memories.  My mom made the best pineapple upside down cake.  She would always use a cast iron skillet so the topping was nice and caramelized on top.  This is my mom's tried and true recipe.  I just used muffin tins instead of a cast iron skillet. 


I really like individual little desserts.  My girls can easily help themselves and they look pretty fancy.  I decided to try this recipe using jumbo muffin tins and regular muffin tins.  This recipe will make a batch of 6 jumbo size or 8 muffin size cakes.


Cake Ingredients:

2 eggs
2/3 cup white sugar
4 Tbsp pineapple juice
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Topping:

1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick or 4 Tbsp)
2/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
1-can pineapple rings
6-maraschino cherries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray your muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. 

In a mixing bowl, add eggs, white sugar, and pineapple juice.  Beat for 2 minutes.  In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add to the wet ingredients and turn mixer back on for 2 minutes. 

In a small sauce pan, melt the butter and add the brown sugar.  Stir on low heat for one minute.

Spoon a layer of the warm brown sugar mixture into the bottom of each muffin tin, then place a pineapple ring on top.  Add a cherry in the middle of each pineapple.    Pour cake mixture over to fill muffin tin 3/4 of the way full.  If you are using regular muffin tins, you will need to cut down the rings to fit or just use pineapple tidbits.





Bake jumbo cakes for 25 minutes.  Bake regular cakes for 20 minutes.  If you choose to make a large cake, bake for 22-25 minutes in a 10 inch cast iron skillet.  The cake is done with a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.


This is the hard part...waiting for warm cakes to finish baking.  



Remove from the oven.  Let cool in pan for 3 minutes.  Run a knife around the edge of each cake to help loosen in case it sticks a little.  Place a wire cooling rack on top, and quickly flip over on top of sheet tray to catch extra drippings. 



Place wire rack of cakes on sheet tray to cool. 





Now it's time to Enjoy!   




245 comments:

  1. I really like your idea to make little individual cakes. Very nice for entertaining.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh what a great idea to make individual cakes...I just posted my Mother's recipe for Pineapple Upside Cake. My grandchildren loved them and I bet they would really like to make some of these! Blessings, K

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  3. My husband just loves pineapple upside cake, his Mom used to make it all the time when he was growing up. I, too, love the idea of little individual cakes. The look lovely and delicious!

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  4. What a great idea using the jumbo muffin pans!

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  5. Wow, how cute are these? They would be perfect for a holiday party--I love individual desserts, too! Now I need to get a jumbo muffin pan.

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  6. You are very welcome for the skillets. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed mine.
    Mom

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  7. I LOVE the picture of the cakes baking in the oven

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  8. Saw your recipe pinned on Pinterest and couldn't resist checking it out! So glad I did...will be making these with my girls sometime!

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  9. Yum!! My hubby will love these. I found you through pinterest and I'm following your blog now! I hope you'll stop by and check mine out sometime! :) We can share ideas.

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  10. I just made these & they were delicious! I doubled the recipe & there was barely enough for 24 "cupcakes", so the next time I make them, I'm going to adjust the recipe a little. Very good!

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  11. Ooooo great idea!! I'll get the ingredients at the store tomorrow and make them for Christmas day!! :)Thanks for something new and fun!

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  12. My second batch of these are in the oven now for our work party tomorrow. They smell delicious and are so pretty made up into little individual desserts. Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. Help! I want to make for guest that are coming tomorrow for lunch. Does "regular" mean LIke cupcake size.

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  14. Anonymous,
    Regular is cupcake size. One batch of cake batter will make about 8 cupcake size cakes. Hope you like them!
    Rhondi

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  15. Found this recipe on Pinterest, baked these and they were amazing! My mom loved them! Will definitely make again =0)

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  16. I just made these tonight and they were so yummy! Everything a pineapple upside down cake should be :) these are my hubbs favorite!
    Beware you might need to put a cookie sheet under your muffin tin. Mine spilled over in the over oven a little and smoked up the kitchen! Oops lol

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  17. I look forward to trying these! One little thing I always do different to my pineapple upside down cakes is put 3 or 4 of the cherries on a food processor along with some pineapple bits and add them to the batter it adds color and moistness to the cake!

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  18. I just wanted to let you know that I re-pinned this on Pinterest about 2 weeks ago and it now has been re-pinned 1877 times. lol And thank you for sharing this recipe. :)

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for pinning!

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    2. Just made these....they are awesome.

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    3. Just finish making this dessert and it's absolutely delicious.

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  19. Found this last night on Pinterest... I'm going to surprise my hubby with them tonight... Wish me luck!

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  20. Found this recipe on Pinterest and made them for supper. Very easy, pretty and delicious. My husband was impressed. Thank you.

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  21. That is awesome! I love love love single serving deserts!

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  22. I love this idea. thanks for sharing.

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  23. I just took them out of the oven.
    Tried and shared one with hubby.
    They are delicious. Great recipe and easy to make. I used small
    single serve bundt pans but will look for the larger cupcake pans next time. Thanks for sharing this recipe

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  24. 4t .... Is that teaspoon or tablespoon?

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    1. 4 T or Tbsp is tablespoon
      4 t or tsp is teaspoon

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  25. Katie, 4T means Tablespoons.

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  26. Im going to try this recipe. I was wondering if they freeze well. I think they would, im going to try it. Thanks!

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    1. Did you try freezing them? I was wondering the same thing.

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  27. Wondered if this would work for the cast iron skillet?

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  28. My mom always made this cake in a cast iron skillet. I have also made this several times in my new cast iron skillet. It works great!

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  29. I cant wait to try this at home!!! I added it to my blog! www.notyouroridnarymuffintop.blog.com

    its about living a healthy lifestyle and eating in portion control.

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  30. Can you use a pineapple upside down cake mix from a box?

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    1. Absolutely! Just make the topping from my recipe. You will have more cupcakes using a box mix.

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  31. Shannon, a box mix would work fine and will make more cupcakes than my recipe. Enjoy!

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  32. How clever!

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  33. I finally made these today and they are fantastic! I used Ramekins and the pineapple fit perfectly in the bottom. I can't wait for my husband to try them. He loves Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Neat idea! I had all the ingredients at my house, so didn't even have to make a trip to the grocery! I'm actually just waiting for them to bake now :) Thanks for posting! Great idea!

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  35. I have a new to me cast iron muffin pan. Maybe I will try that! I do a big collection of cast iron skillets too!
    thanks for sharing

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  36. I'd like to try this using my cast iron skillet. How long should I bake this, using the skillet instead of the muffin pans?

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    1. Bake for 22-25 minutes in a 10 inch cast iron skillet.

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  37. I made these tonight yummy! I made them in a 6 muffin pan so I had a little left over. I took that and put it in a one cup rubbermaid container for 2 minutes in the microwave and it turned out just as good!

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    1. Wow! That's good to know...thanks for the idea.

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  38. Anonymous,
    Bake for 22-25 in a 10 inch cast iron skillet at 350 degrees.

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  39. Baking up a batch right now! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  40. I always bake my Pineapple upside down cake in cast iron.turns out great every time. I do , however, like the individual cakes . Will try that soon.

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  41. I'm always looking for smaller portion ideas as my hubby is a long-haul trucker, and I make and freeze meals for him (and myself since I eat alone also) Will be trying these for sure!

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  42. Made these today to share with company that is coming for dinner, had a sample and I will be making them again. Thanks for the recipe.

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  43. Tonight's dessert! Baking now! Can't wait to eat them!

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  44. Just pulled these out of the oven...made 12 of them using disposable muffin tins from Publix...took less than 10 minutes for them to cool...have already eaten THREE! So delicious, perfect recipe. Will be doubling for the next party I attend.

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  45. I just flipped mine out of the muffin tins and they are beautiful!!!!!!

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  46. I made these. So easy and so good! Thanks...

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  47. If I make these the night before serving them, how can I store them for them to still taste great?

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  48. Could you let me know the measurements in grams please. They look lovely.

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  49. These are sooo yummy-found them on pinterest!!!

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  50. I found this recipe on pinterest and just made it. Tastes amazing!

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  51. I made these for a fundraiser last winter...big hit! I baked them in cupcake liners so it would be easier for the buyers to bring home a sack full. I prefer the look of the whole ring as opposed to the chunks but both taste the same...YUMMY!

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  52. I was looking for something traditional, but different & missing my Grammie when I came across this recipe on Pinterest. She always made pineapple upside down cake for Easter & I haven't had it in the nearly 12 years she's been gone. I made a few batches of these in the giant muffin tin this morning before church - that's how quick & easy they were! I can't wait to surprise my family with individual desserts & memories at Easter dinner. Provided they don't get eaten by then - they smell divine! Thank you!!!

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    1. I just love it when food brings back memories of a loved one. I hope your family enjoys these sweet treats!

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  53. Love this idea!!! thanks so much for sharing, will definitely try this one out! -Jessica@GreenPB&Js

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  54. Hello, i would like to know how many does it make. I only have one 6 muffin tin and need to know if i will have to buy another one. thanks

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    1. It makes 6 jumbo size or 8 regular cupcake size. Fill it at least 3/4 of the way full since these don't rise much.

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  55. Found the recipe today and couldn't wait to try it so went right to the grocery store. Wonderful! Thank you!!

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  56. Mine came out slightly tough and hard to cut lol. I think I might have baked them a tad too long or did something wrong with the cake batter. I think I will use a white cake mix next time and omit the water and just use pineapple juice but Ill have to wait for a crowd to feed because that would be a LOT of min cakes :)

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    1. Sorry you had some problems. Try the recipe again. The batter should be really thin, and don't overbake them.

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    2. I have always added chopped pecans or walnuts in the butter & brown sugar before putting on the pineapple. Yummy!

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  57. 1/2 stick butter, Do you mean 1/4 cup?

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  58. Hi does 4T for the pineapple juice mean 4 Tablespoons??

    Thanks you!!

    Can't wait to make these btw they look delish!!

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    1. Yes, and I updated the recipe since many others have asked this question too. I'm making some of these today too! Hope you like them!

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  59. I found these to be very sweet, and I like sweet! But this was too sweet. However the cakes taste so good alone that I am going to modify this into a cupcake recipe.
    Also, the instructions say to spoon the brown sugar mixture over the pineapples but the pictures show the brown sugar under the pineapples. Does that make a difference? Because I put it over the pineapples and they ended up falling off of the cakes.

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  60. Sorry it was too sweet for you. The brown sugar goes in before the pineapple, thanks for pointing that out...I updated the recipe.

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  61. I made these for Easter and they were awesome!!!! I shared them on my blog today (with credit, of course) at pinterestfails.blogspot.com ---- Ignore the web address. I had originally planned to post about my bad experiences with pinterest fails...but was so pleasently surprised by all of the wonderful recipes - I decided to switch gears and bake my way through pinterest. I was so excited to find this recipe. It was perfect for the occasion.

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  62. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I haven't made them as of yet, but tomorrow they shall come to life in my kitchen. I think your idea of doing individual cakes is beyond genius, and I'm really looking forward to making them. My husband loves upside down pineapple cake, and it's been awhile since I've made them, so this is going to be a royal treat for both of us! Happy Baking to you :)

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    1. I had to let you know that I did make your cakes, and they were amazing! We devoured them in 2 days and my husband has been asking me to make them everyday since! Thank you ever so much for sharing your recipe with us, best darn upside down pineapple cake in existence!!!

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  63. AnonymousMay 03, 2012

    I just made these today for dessert. They were delicious and my husband was impressed. I did need a little more cake batter; must have messed up measuring flour but all in all, they were great. Thank you for sharing.

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  64. StephanieMay 08, 2012

    Pineapple upside down cake is my favorite dessert so I had to make these tonight for dessert. They were soooo delicious! thank you for sharing this recipe:)

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  65. AnonymousMay 11, 2012

    Using a box mix do you replace water with the juice? Or do you just add the juice as an extra ingredient?

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    1. I would use the 4 Tbsp of pineapple with additional water to equal the amount the box mix needs. This will add additional pineapple flavor. Also, a box will make lots of these so you probably will need to double or triple the brown sugar topping mixture.

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  66. AnonymousMay 27, 2012

    I just finished up my batch. I don't know if it was the altitude [6200 feet], but they are a bit dense. However, they are going to be reheated in a few days and I think that might help. Fortunately, my boyfriend ate one without a cherry [I goofed] and said they were good. We will see what my mom says :$

    Thanks!
    Rachael

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  67. AnonymousMay 31, 2012

    These were amazing! Thank you so much- I hope my boyfriend likes them :)

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  68. Wow!! My boyfriend is a huge pineapple upsidedown cake fan, but I usually leave it to his mother to make it for him:) When I saw these on Pinterest I knew I had to try them! The pineapple were a bit large for my jumbo muffin tin, so i had to notch away a little segment from each. With the rest of the recipe(I had extra) I used 4 ramekins and they were perfect. My boyfriend raved about them and refused to take them home to share with his roommates:)Thanks for the great recipe!!!

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  69. AnonymousJune 19, 2012

    Hi you recipe sounds and looks amazing! I would like to make them into mini cupcakes instead of regular... I was wondering how I can do it? Do chop up the fruit very fine to fit into the small pans? Please help :-)

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    1. You can either cut them into small pieces or buy the chunks

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  70. AnonymousJune 19, 2012

    I'm making these next week for a family gathering because they look terrific and we all love pineapples. Can you tell me if these can be made the day ahead or do they need to be made the same day you plan on eating them. Please HELP!!!! Thanks so much.

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    1. These are best made and eaten the same day.

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  71. Aww! I just made these and they didn't rise. What did I do wrong? I thought I followed the directions exactly but..... And I really feel terrible after I read everyone else's comments and they all turned out so nice. I guess I'll have to give it another try :(

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    1. Oh no, sorry that happened to you! Did you remember to add 1 teaspoon of baking powder?

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    2. CRAP! I didn't!.. I was having the same problem.. Time for a do-over

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  72. I added the baking powder but I used Splenda and I added a dab of vanilla. Other than that, I did everything else according to the recipe. It could just be me. Lol. I never did have much success with homemade cakes or cookies. Pies? I can do.. Idk what I do to the cakes. Haha

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  73. These came out amazzzzing..
    thanks for sharing your recipe..

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  74. Made these for my grandfathers 85th Birthday! Layered them on a pedestal cake plate and topped with candles! It looked lovely and everyone raved about the cupcakes!!! I did cheat and used two cake mixes

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  75. AnonymousJuly 01, 2012

    Maybe for the regular cupcake pans one could use drained, crushed pineapple. That is what I do when I make regular unpide-down cake. It makes the full sized cake easier to cut, so maybe of use here?

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  76. AnonymousJuly 12, 2012

    Are the baking instructions any different for high altitude?
    Thx!

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    1. I don't know anything about baking at high altitudes...sorry I can't answer.

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      i made them at 5200 ft all. they were fine . i never change anything i make.

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  77. AnonymousJuly 12, 2012

    Just made these, and they are superb! I'm amazed at how easy they are!

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  78. AnonymousJuly 15, 2012

    Can you make these with cupcake liners? I would love to make these for my fiancés bday this Tuesday:)

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    1. Cupcake liners would not work with this recipe since they are "upside down" and have to be inverted before serving. You can set them in cupcake liners afterwards for serving.

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  79. AnonymousJuly 27, 2012

    Love this recipe! Really looking forward to trying! Yummy!

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  80. Just made these tonight. They were so good that I ate 3!

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  81. I don't usually comment on things but OMG for this I HAD TO! This came out so good! Instead of adding Pineapple juice I used OJ and a table spoon of the Pineapple syrup out of the can... JUST PERFECTION. Wouldn't change anything else. It's amazing. Thank you! I will be trying more of your recipes very soon.

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  82. I am so excited to try this. My children and I love pineapple I think this will be fiume for us to make together. I'm going pick up what I need tomorrow.

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  83. Thank You so much I made these today and my entire family loved them!

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  84. I have been making these for years I love them so good for pot lucks and easier then cutting pie just have single servi gs already !!! Love them

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  85. Oh my gosh I just made these tonight and they were AMAZING! Cake was so moist! I'm not going to admit how many I ate but I will say that it was way more than I needed but I just couldn't stop. Thank you for your recipe!

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  86. I love Pinterest. Forever. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  87. Just made these and they are wonderful!! Can't wait to try the jumbo cupcake pan!! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  88. I have just cleaned up the kitchen after making these - my husband loved them! They turned out great - thank you for sharing this recipe

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  89. Could you make the batter the night before and then bake in the morning?

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    1. I would make it the same day for best results. It's really fast and easy.

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  90. I loved this idea so much that I made 12. I used a Betty Crocker Upside-down cake mix. I used the crushed pineapple included along with the brown sugar mix. I used sliced pineapple on-top of the crushed pineapple. Topped with the cake mix and cooked for 25 minutes..They were also to eat right out of the oven...Thank you for the idea.

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  91. Hi Rhondi,

    I had this recipe from pinterest in my to-do list for a while.. Finally I took my chance and made these yesterday.. It is really yummy!! Check my photo's on my turkish blog.
    http://www.devri-alem.com/ananasli-ters-yuz-kek/

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  92. I just bought a jumbo muffin pan the other day to make upside down pineapple cakes from a recipe from one of those fancy food magazines. Your recipe looks far more simpler and yummy! Thanks for sharing Rhondi!

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  93. This looks great. Found it on Pinterest. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  94. Yum!!!!!!!!
    I love pineapple upside down cake!
    These mini-ones are perfect!
    Thanks for the great idea! Im following!

    Deborah :)

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  95. I just made these and they are AWESOME, DELICIOUS, SCRUMPTIOUS!
    Thanks soo much for the wonderful recipe!!

    Julie

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  96. These are delicious! I top with Whip cream spray and caramel drizzle to really add a WOW when they are served.
    Debbie :)

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  97. good day, I would like to ask the top and bottom diameter of your jumbo muffin pan.. thank you..

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    1. I use a Calphalon 6 cup muffin tin that are about 3 1/4 inches in diameter. Pineapple rings fit perfectly.

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    3. is that a top or bottom diameter? :)

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  98. Just made these - FABULOUS
    Thanks for posting recipe.

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  99. these look like just the perfect thing to add to hubby's lunchbox!! thanks what a great idea!

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  100. Has anyone ever used self rising flour in this recipe?

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    1. Since I ask this question I have tried it and it works fine, they were YUMMY!

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  101. I noticed that a few commented asking if you can freeze these or not but I never saw an answer. Do you know if that is a possibility?

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  102. I took these to a party this weekend and they were a hit. Super easy to make! I did some with pineapple rings in giant muffin tins and some with chopped rings in my mini-bundt cake pan (12 mini-bundt openings - a little smaller than regular cupcakes). Overall, awesome. I doubled the recipe and had enough batter for the 6 big ones and 10 small ones. Thanks!!! Glad I found your link on Pinterest.

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  103. I'm going to be making these for a bake sale. What a great idea to make individual servings! I am going to have to make an extra batch to keep at home as well.

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    1. These came out adorably! I tripled the recipe (which was so easy to do with all of the 2/3 cup measurements in this recipe) to make an even 2 dozen mini-cakes. I have no doubt these will sell out quickly. I can't wait to try this recipe in my cast iron skillet!

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  104. Found this on pinterest, and just had to make it. Thought I had all the ingredients, but did not have the cherries. Pineapple upside down cake would not be the same with out the cherries, so I substituted the pineapple juice/rings for peaches. It turned out wonderful. A big hit with the family. Told my husband I would make again with the pineapple and cherries, and he asked why, it was perfect the way it was! Thanks for the terrific recipe!

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  105. Love the idea of making the mini pineapple upside down cakes. My son will go ga-ga over these when I produce them for an after dinner dessert. My 6 yr old will enjoy making them too! Found a link from KinderJam!

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  106. Just made these - http://therecipereport.blogspot.com/2012/11/mini-pineapple-upside-down-cakes.html And they are to die for! Thanks for sharing!

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  107. Hubby and I tried these tonight, they are yummy and so easy. Thanks for sharing

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  108. making these now and they smell so good... this recipe made the whole pan of my regular cupcakes. this is my fiance's favorite so im hoping i like it as well! great idea!

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  109. i did want to make a suggestion. Just for appearence with people who only make the smaller version you can still have the pineapple rings... just cut a piece of the ring off and shape it back into a circle in the pan... works pretty well

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    1. That is good to know as I was waiting until I found a big muffin pan to make these im.

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  110. I am going to make these to take to the office Chrstmas party this year. I am not a big sweet eater but Pineapple upside down cake is one of my favorites and...well after all Tis the Season. Thanks for sharing!

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  111. I just came across this on Pinterest. I am American and my husband is English. We live in England. He *loves* Pineapple Upside Down Cake. I'm going to surprise him and make this recipe. We don't have brown sugar over here but we have Muscovado sugar so I'm going to substitute with that. I hope it works - and will let you know!

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  112. I have my second of 3 batches in the oven. First let me say... FREAKIN' FANTASTIC! What a great recipe. I did add 1 tsp of cake carousel butter vanilla(because I add this to everything bakeable) and 2 tblsp crushed pineapple(because that's how my G-Ma did it). I grew up in a family where we pass down iron skillets and mine (in calphalon big muffin tin) tastes just like my G-Ma's. Can't thank you enough for a new recipe to pass along. You Rock!

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  113. I have my second of 3 batches in the oven. First let me say... FREAKIN' FANTASTIC! What a great recipe. I did add 1 tsp of cake carousel butter vanilla(because I add this to everything bakeable) and 2 tblsp crushed pineapple(because that's how my G-Ma did it). I grew up in a family where we pass down iron skillets and mine (in calphalon big muffin tin) tastes just like my G-Ma's. Can't thank you enough for a new recipe to pass along. You Rock!

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  114. These are amazing! Do you mind if I post on my blog?
    I tried them last night, and was happy to find how easy they are. I made six, and there is only one left (someone probably found it by now, though ha!). Your other recipes look amazing...can't wait to try more. Thank you for sharing your talent!

    Can you add the yield to your original post?

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  115. Love this recipe. I triple the recipe and did 12 cupcakes and a cake. Thanks for this recipe, we all love it.

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  116. I made these cakes on Sunday night and they were so good. I followed the receipe to the T and they came out perfect! Thanks

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  117. Calories are 324 if you use no special ingredients not bad for a dessert and they are yummy:)

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  118. How do you think these would taste using yellow cake mix? Just a thought

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  119. I love love love this recipe. Just posted about them with a link back to my friends! Thanks for sharing!

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  120. I made these yesterday and they were awesome! Shared them with neighbors or I would have eaten them all myself.

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  121. I love love love this recipe! It looks so tasty and attractive. i'd like to do it right now by using Pasta Making Machines. I believe it will bring me a big surprise!

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  122. It's my husbands b-day today and I make him this cake every year, but this is such a great idea I can't wait to do these. thanks so much. great idea.WHY didn't I think of that.

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  123. They just came out of the oven and I couldn't wait to try them. Not too bad :) Next time I'm going to add vanilla. TFS!!

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  124. Wow!!!! Made them today super fast and easy!!!!

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  125. I wanted to make sure that these delicious looking cakes did not require butter in the batter. Just checking. Thanks a bunch.

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  126. yummy!!! It looks so tasty! Using mini donut machine will make it more delicious! Why not have a try?

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  127. Could you use regular cake mix like a white or yellow?

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  128. Could you use regular cake mix like a white or yellow?

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    1. You can, but it won't be quite the same.A cake mix will make way more also so make extra topping.

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  129. could you use crushed pineapple in place of slices?

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  130. I recently spotted this cute recipe on Pinterest. I knew I had to try it out. Mine came out fantastic

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  131. I found this recipe on Pinterest. I made it without any changes. Great Great Great, just give it a try as is!!!! No changes needed.

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  132. Oh goodness!!! This looks tremendously delicious! I will try as soon as I can. Thanks for sharing.

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  133. We have been making them in a skillet for years. Grandma did it that way. I love your idea too. Have you ever tried peach upside down cake? That is Grandma again. Peach is my favorite. I plan on trying both in the muffin tins. They are cute and perfect for little hands.

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  134. can you freeze these? I saw the question asked a couple of times, but did not see a response.

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    1. I've never tried freezing them before. I enjoy them fresh from the oven.

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  135. Try adding chopped pecans or walnuts before putting on the pineapple! YUMMY! !!

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  136. Just made these for a work party tomorrow great ideal

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  137. This is such a genius idea. I'm excited that I found this posting on Pinterest. I'm so glad you thought of it and shared it. My father is a diabetic and lets face it; not all diabetics behave. Plus, this happens to be his most favorite deserts of all times. But with this thought, I would make the smaller ones. That way he can indulge at least once a month. Once again, thank you.
    Kudos,
    Hunny

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  138. I have made these twice now, my family just loves them! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  139. Could you just use a yellow boxed cake mix instead of making it by scratch?

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  140. We are snowbirds in Fla. for the winter. I make these and share with neighbors in our park. We all love them & will be baking more when I get back to Michigan. So easy, why bother with a cake mix!!!

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  141. Just made the skillet version. It turned out beautiful. Thank you so much for this recipe, and instructions with beautiful photos. Made me look like a real pro. ( I'm not)

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  142. I made these for Easter dinner today and they are so cute. I used a yellow cake mix and subbed the juice from the pineapple can for the water.

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  143. i've been making these for the last 7 years. They are always a big hit.

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  144. My dad will flip when I make these for him! Pinned it for later. Thanks.

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  145. Should I use packed light or dark brown sugar?

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    1. I like light brown sugar in baking, but either is fine.

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  146. They look so delicious! I am inspired to make them over the weekend! Thanks for sharing :D

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  147. Thanks for an inspiring idea and for wakening memories. My husband and especially my father loved pineapple upside down cake. I remember my granddaughter making a birthday card for her great grandfather one year and she drew a picture of a pineapple upside down cake on it becuase she know he loved it....of course we made one for him too. Wonderful memories and a wonderful treat for the taste buds. Thanks in so many ways. This recipe will go in my book of keepers.

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  148. Made these for my boyfriend this evening and... WOW! So yummy! We nixed the cherries, though, since we don't like maraschino cherries, but even without them, phenomenal and just the right amount of sweet!

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  149. Mine did not lay flat! How do I get them to?

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  150. AnonymousMay 02, 2013

    just made these with my 5 year old! they are delicious and fun. the best part is very little cleanup!

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  151. AnonymousMay 06, 2013

    I just made 24 of these for a dinner on Wednesday. My husband ate one and thought it was awesome. Too bad there is not a diabetic friendly version

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  152. These are so good! I need to make them again. Thanks for reminding me!

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  155. I have a bake sale coming up the 7th at the Wal-Mart I work for to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network and I think these would be wonderful to make for it since as everyone said before they are individual cakes and a lot easier than making a full size and cutting it. I'll post an update and let you know how it went. :D

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    1. The bake sale for Children's Miracle Network was a hit, I sold every single one that I made and still had requests for them coming. I am finishing up my last batch right now for another fundraiser we are having at work that my co-workers have asked if I was going to make them again. Thought about making a 13x9 cake just for my co-workers to enjoy :D.

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    2. That's awesome! Children's Miracle Network is a great organization to help!

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  156. AnonymousJune 10, 2013

    This is a great idea. Has anybody tried baking this in a tuna tin can? I'd like to try for our staff luncheon.

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  157. AnonymousJune 15, 2013

    Ingredient changes for a Cake ??
    My sons turning "21" loves your recipe and would like me to make an upside-down pineapple cake with your recipe!* ':D

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    1. Happy 21st to your son!!! No changes for cake.

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  158. AnonymousJune 22, 2013

    I just made these using peaches, nectarines and plum slices on top instead of the pineapple. Used half lemon juice and half water for the pineapple juice and added a tsp of cinnamon to the batter. Fabulous!

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