Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

Submitted by Luv2Cook
Submitted by Luv2Cook

Moist cakes with lovely Hawaiian pineapple flavor. Just the right size for dessert or tea! These will take you away to the islands with their sweet and fruity taste.

Ingredients

  • cooking spray

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar 
  • 24 maraschino cherries 
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits 
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package pineapple (or vanilla) cake mix
  • 3 eggs

  • 1 1/3 cups pineapple juice 
  • 1/3 cup Canola oil

Nutritional information

No nutrition information available

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 24 muffin cups with cooking spray (don't use cupcake liners!). 
Spoon 1 teaspoon melted butter into the bottom of each muffin cup. 
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon brown sugar in each muffin cup.
 Place a maraschino cherry into the center of each muffin cup.
 Place a few pineapple tidbits around the cherry in each muffin cup, pressing them into the brown sugar so the layer is somewhat even.

  2. Mix cake mix, eggs, pineapple juice, and Canola oil in a large bowl with electric mixer for about 2 minutes.
 Pour cake batter into the muffin cups, filling them to the top, being careful not to overfill.
 Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool at least 5 minutes before inverting muffin cups onto waxed paper or parchment. Serve warm.