I absolutely love pineapple upside down cake, but it's a little daunting for me. I'm not the best baker, and I actually don't own a cake pan!

These pineapple upside down cupcakes are the perfect answer - they're super easy to make but taste just as great. They take less than an hour to make so you can have a cute dessert for a bunch of folks in no time. And you can make them as fancy as you like! I didn't worry too much about making them pretty because I was only going to devour them anyway. :D

I also decided to leave these pineapple upside down cupcakes unfrosted - they're so sweet already. But I bet a pineapple flavored frosting would be excellent!

Step 1: ingredients:

for the cake:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 4 tablespooons pineapple juice (I used orange juice since I used fresh pineapple!)
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

for the brown sugar topping:
  • 2 tablespoons of butter/margarine (I used Earth Balance)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • can pineapple rings (or fresh pineapple!)
  • maraschino cherries
This recipe makes 8 cupcakes!

You'll also need a muffin tin, sifter, nonstick cooking spray, and an oven set to 350 F. :D
<p>On step 4 you just trail offff...............................</p>
<p>Can you freeze these as I need a large batch and would like to make them in advance (really want them) they are delicious </p>
Making these for the girl I'm asking to home coming!! I hope it goes well!
Made them for my wife on her birthday. Soooooooooooo gooooood!
Definitely would not make it past one day in my house! Yum. Gonna have to request these for desert this week!! <br>:)
These look and I bet will taste delicious. A great recipe. Will be trying this. Thanks!
These look so yummy! I love Pineapple Upside Down Cake. What a cute way to make personal sized ones!
Now you talking my language!! Pineapple upside down cake is my favorite cake of all.. I always used the can pineapple but I need to try it with fresh pineapple instead. I like the idea of using the cupcake pan. The pictures look so gooooood! <br>I love pineapple so much that if you take a tour of my home you can play how many pineapples you can find. :) Great instructable Jessy. Now I'm hungry...lol :P
These look so good! <br />Also, I'm thinking I might prefer more of my food upside down.

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