Pineapple Upside-down Cupcakes

these are Pineapple Upside-down Cupcakes!

Perfect right?!  Personal little delicious cakes


aren’t they so cute?!

found recipe on: Disney Family Fun Magazine

6 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla


6 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
6 maraschino cherries
1 (20 oz) can pineapple rings

1. Heat the oven to 350º. Place the butter and milk for the batter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Warm the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts, then transfer the mixture to a small bowl to cool.

2. Meanwhile, prepare the pine-apple topping. Into each cup of a 12-cup muffin pan, add 1/2 tablespoon of unmelted butter, then evenly sprinkle 1 tablespoon of brown sugar over the bottom. Place the pan in the oven until the butter melts, about 3 minutes.

3. Halve each maraschino cherry, then cut the pineapple rings into quarters. Place a cherry half, sliced side up, in the center of each cup and lay a pineapple quarter on each side. Press the fruit gently down into the butter-sugar mixture, then set the prepared pan aside.

4. Finish making the batter. In a medium-size bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir the ingredients with a fork until they’re evenly blended. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir until the flour is fully incorporated. Add the milk-butter mixture and stir well to combine the ingredients into a smooth batter.

5. Pour the batter into the muffin pan, dividing it evenly among all the cups. Bake the cupcakes until they’re lightly browned, dry around the edges, and pulling away from the pan a little, about 25 minutes.

6. Transfer the pan to a rack to cool for 5 minutes. Use a butter knife to carefully loosen each cupcake from the edges and bottom of the pan, then place a cookie sheet over the top. Invert the pan, turning the cupcakes out onto the cookie sheet, then transfer them back to the rack to cool completely. Serve the cupcakes at room temperature.

Makes 12 cupcakes.


You will LOVE them!  Pretty sure my family could gobble them up in one sitting, they were that good! MMM!


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  1. Marianne

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! Was excited to see it since I found your blog a few weeks ago. Love all your recipes! I'm now following you.:)

  2. TheBookGirl

    I think I'm going to gain 10 pounds just from reading your latest blog posts, lol. These look yummy!

  3. Jessica

    Those look SO good. Im definitely pinning them so I can make them later! YUM!

  4. Jill

    We made pineapple upside-down cake in home-ec classes when I was at school! These mini versions look fun and yummmy! Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!Hope you have a great week!Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. Quirky Jessi

    Those are awesome! I love pineapple upside down cakes in general, but to see them in individual cupcake form? Adorable. :D

  6. Malisa

    Those look so amazing! I've had the cake growing up lots of times, but never have I seen such a cute presentation. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Heather at Dragonfly Designs

    Wow! I love these ~ stop by sometime to say hi!

  8. Sandy Ang

    so incredibly yummy !

  9. Jengerbread

    Yum!! Those look so good! I need pineapple upside down cake now. :)

  10. odetoinspiration

    Those sure do look yummy!!

  11. Marguerite

    These are adorable and look absolutely scrumptious! Thanks for the great recipe!

  12. Krista

    Those are adorable! I haven't had pineapple upside down cake is so long! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper.

    Everyday Mom's Meals

  13. Ellen Zames

    I love pineapple upside down cake....these are super cute.

    Also they are perfect for this week's Sharing Sundays theme YELLOW! We would love it if you would come by and link up this recipe and any other Yellow ingredient recipes (banana, pineapple, Lemon, Eggs, Squash etc.)

    We hope to see you there!


  14. Mindie Hilton

    What a cute idea, I love pineapple upside down cake and make mine in a bundt pan but this is so cute this way. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time linky fri-mon

  15. Katie

    So far the batter was amazing in the oven now. Didn't have the eggs on hand and didn't have time to run to the store so substituted the eggs for mayo. We'll see if they are good ^.^

  16. Anonymous

    I will be making these today for my husband's birthday tomorrow he loves pineapple upside down cake thanks for he cute idea!

  17. Anonymous

    Yum...those look really good. Got to try them soon. Thanks for posting.

  18. Anonymous

    Looks delicious! Pinning these to make later...

  19. Debby

    looks great will not let me pin it on pinerest

  20. Amish Author Sicily Yoder

    I am making these tonight for my daughters.

  21. Liz

    Thank you for nice recipe and have a great weekend!

  22. Lacey

    Crushed pineapple works better for the individual cupcakes. I use a larger muffin tin that makes 6, which will actually accommodate the whole rings if I use them. I have made both several times and always get rave reviews.

  23. Leann


    These worked out so well!
    I love how simple it is and that they are individual. Can't wait to make them again.