Sunday, April 1, 2012

Individual Pineapple Upside Down Cakes...

Just as a reminder, parties and holidays are calorie-free zones.  Therefore, calories will not be tallied for this recipe.  So tonight I'm baking for a work crop/party for tomorrow night (er...technically today, I guess).  I kind of forgot that I was supposed to be making something till this afternoon about half an hour before I was supposed to go to work.  Soooooo, I zoomed through my bookmarked recipes, and found one that I had ALMOST all the ingredients for (important, since my grocery budget for the month is pretty much already tapped out).  I found the original recipe at Big Mama's Home Kitchen.  I made a double batch, so according to the original recipe, I could've gotten 6 jumbo muffins or 16 regular muffins.  I ACTUALLY got 21 regular muffins, in which case, I wouldn't have needed to do a double batch.  Whoops!  This may have had something to do with the size of my pineapple pieces...I should've probably cut them down a little smaller, but I really like pineapple, and my normal complaint with pineapple upside down cake is that there's not enough pineapple, so I just went with it.  Anyway, here's the recipe:

Individual Pineapple Upside Down Cakes
8-10 regular-sized muffins

- 2 eggs
- 2/3 c. white sugar
- 4 T. pineapple juice (I just used the juice in the can of pineapple chunks)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 stick butter
- 2/3 c. brown sugar
- 1 can pineapple chunks
- 1 small jar maraschino cherries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.  Arrange a maraschino cherry in the center of each muffin tin, and pineapple chunks around it.  In a mixing bowl add eggs, white sugar, and pinepple juice.  Beat for 2 minutes.  Add flour, baking powder, and salt.  Beat for an additional 2 minutes.  In a small sauce pan, melt butter and add brown sugar.  Stir on low heat for about a minute.  Spoon warm brown sugar mixture over the fruit in each muffin cup.  Spoon cake batter into each muffin cup (theoretically no more than 3/4 full, but I definitely filled mine more than that.  If you overfill, just make sure to put a cookie sheet under your tin, so if it runs over, it doesn't create a disaster in your oven).  Bake for 20 minutes.  Let cool 3-5 minutes.  Run a knife around the edges of each cup, and then flip into a baking sheet (it'd probably be better to flip them on a cooling rack, but I don't have one, so it'll have to do on a baking sheet). 


  1. megan mccoy. you are making my mouth water...well, not physically YOU...cause' that would be, um...weird! but your recipes are...they look SO GOOD! miss you dear friend! enjoying your blog!!!! sending love and hugs your way!

  2. I am bummed! How did i miss those that night? They look deelish, though :)