Experience the classic flavors of a pineapple upside-down cake in a delightful cupcake form with these Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes! These individual treats are moist, fruity, and perfectly balanced with a caramelized pineapple topping. Get ready to enjoy a mini tropical getaway with every bite!
1 can (20 ounces) of pineapple slices in juice
1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
Maraschino cherries (optional, for garnish)
For the cupcake batter:
1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of milk
📖 Let’s get baking:
1️⃣ Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
2️⃣ Drain the pineapple slices from the can, reserving the juice. Cut each pineapple slice into quarters.
3️⃣ In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar. Divide the mixture evenly among the cupcake liners, placing about 1 teaspoon in each.
4️⃣ Arrange one pineapple quarter on top of the butter and sugar mixture in each cupcake liner. If desired, place a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple slice.
5️⃣ In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
6️⃣ In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
7️⃣ Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined after each addition.
8️⃣ Spoon the cupcake batter over the pineapple slices in the cupcake liners, filling each liner about 3/4 full.
9️⃣ Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
🍍🧁✨ Your Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes are now ready to be enjoyed! Let them cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes, then carefully transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
✨🍍🧁✨ Get ready to savor the tropical flavors of pineapple upside-down cake in these adorable Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes. They’re a mini taste of paradise! ✨✨