Pineapple Upside-Down Salted Caramel Mini Bundt Cakes

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 12

Even home-style favorites can benefit from a modern approach. This new take on pineapple upside-down cake gives it a "mini" makeover and adorns the individualized cakes with a sea salt and caramel sauce.

Tieghan Gerard Tieghan Gerard
December 6, 2013


tablespoons butter
tablespoons packed brown sugar
can (8 oz) pineapple slices or chunks, drained and chopped
tablespoons chopped pecans, if desired
cup salted caramel sauce (from a jar)
tablespoon dried cranberries, if desired
cup Original Bisquick™ mix
cup granulated sugar
cup milk
tablespoon vegetable oil
teaspoon vanilla
Flaked sea salt


  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 12-cup mini bundt cake pan. I recommend this <a href="http://www.cooking.com/12-c-platinum-series-nonstick-mini-bundt-pan-by-nordic-ware_129737_11/" target="_blank">Mini Bundt Pan</a>.
  • 2 Heat 8-inch skillet over high heat. Add butter, brown sugar and pineapple to skillet. Let pineapple sit undisturbed 1 to 2 minutes, then stir. Add pecans, cooking and stirring frequently 2 to 3 minutes. Once pineapple is slightly golden in color, remove pan from heat; add 1 rounded tablespoon salted caramel sauce and the cranberries. Stir to incorporate.
  • 3 Divide mixture evenly among cups of mini bundt cake pan. Set aside.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat Bisquick mix, granulated sugar, milk, oil, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter over pineapple and cranberries, filling cups half full.
  • 5 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Carefully loosen sides of cakes. Immediately place heatproof serving plate (or cookie sheet) upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan upside down for a few minutes so brown sugar/caramel mixture can drizzle over cakes. Then tap bottoms of cups to further loosen cakes from cups. Remove pan. Cool at least 10 minutes before serving. Drizzle each cake with remaining caramel sauce and a sprinkle of flaked sea salt.

Expert Tips

These cakes can also be made in an 8-inch square baking dish. Just prepare the cake as directed, and assemble everything in the baking dish. Bake 5 to 10 minutes longer.

I like these best when served warm, but they can be made ahead and served at room temperature. Just make sure to do the final drizzle of caramel right before serving, and warm the caramel in the microwave 30 seconds. This will warm up the cakes without having to reheat them.

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