Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

These individual, fruity upside-down cupcakes are so simple to make and taste delicious warm or cold!


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Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes Recipe

These individual, fruity upside-down cupcakes are so simple to make and taste delicious warm or cold!

  • 1h 20min Total Time
  • 24 Servings

All You Need Is ...

  • 50g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 100g dark soft brown sugar
  • 2 x 432g tins pineapple slices in juice, drained
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Velvety Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 90ml vegetable oil
  • 180ml water
  • 3 medium free range eggs

To serve

  • 150ml whipped double cream
  • 24 glacé cherries

Made with these Betty Crocker ™ products

Betty's Easy Steps Hide Images

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan assisted ovens)/Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease 2 x 12-hole non-stick muffin trays and line the base of each with a small circle of baking paper.

Melt the butter in a small pan. Remove from the heat and stir in the brown sugar. Drop half a teaspoonful of the butter and sugar mixture into each muffin hole. Cut each pineapple slice into 8 small pieces. Arrange 5 pieces of pineapple in each muffin hole. (There will be a few pieces left over that can be added to a few of the holes as extras.)

Mix the cake mix, oil, water and eggs gently together in a bowl, then whisk (by hand or electric mixer) for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Divide the mixture evenly between each muffin hole.

Bake for 18-22 minutes until the cakes are risen and golden and a skewer inserted into 1 cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and leave in the tin for 2-3 minutes, then run a small palette knife around each cake to loosen. Place a baking sheet over each muffin tray and invert each tray and sheet to release the cakes. Allow to cool until warm or completely cool.

To serve, pipe a swirl, or spoon a dollop of whipped cream on top of each warm or cold cake and top with a cherry. Store any leftover cupcakes in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Betty's Tips

Place the muffin trays on preheated baking sheets in the oven – this extra boost of heat will help to make the butter and sugar mixture caramelise thoroughly during baking.

To reheat any chilled and stored cakes, warm for a few seconds in the microwave or in a moderate oven for 10-15 minutes.

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