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Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

My husband loves pineapple upside down cake, and has been asking me to make it for a while. While I was looking at different recipes, I decided it might be fun (and easier for him to take to work) if I made it in cupcake form. So, I concocted a little recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes and I think they turned out pretty well.pineapple upside down cupcake


Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 8 oz can Crushed Pineapple or Pinapple Tidbits,, drained
  • 2/3 cups Flour
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Shortening
  • 6 Tbsp Milk
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin pan with 12 cupcake liners.
  3. In a small bowl, microwave butter until melted, then mix in brown sugar.
  4. Spoon the brown sugar mixture evenly into the cupcake liners, and then top with even amounts of pineapple.
  5. In a large bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients with an electric mixer, for about 1 minute on low and then 2 minutes on high. Divide this mixture evenly over the pineapple.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges start to brown. Remove from oven, and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
  7. Turn cupcakes upside down, remove cupcake liner, and serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
  8. I recommend storing any leftovers upside down on a plate, so that the wrapper doesn't stick too badly to the pineapple mixture.

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Paula Jones

Saturday 15th of June 2013

I love an individual cake, then I dont have to share! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula

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