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Pineapple Upside-Down Mini-Cakes

pineapple upside-down mini-cakes Dessert
Pineapple Upside-Down Mini-Cakes
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 12

Take one classic American dessert recipe, and add a modern touch by serving it as individually sized cakes. These mini desserts can be made with fresh or canned pineapple.

Angie McGowan
Updated November 7, 2019
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

  • 1/4
    cup butter, melted
  • 3/4
    cup packed brown sugar
  • 3
    cans (8 oz each) pineapple slices in juice, drained reserving juice
  • 12
    maraschino cherries
  • 1
    box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
  • 1
    cup pineapple juice (from cans of pineapple)
  • 1/2
    cup vegetable oil
  • 3
    eggs

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place 1 teaspoon melted butter in each of 12 ungreased jumbo or large muffin cups. Add 1 tablespoon brown sugar to each muffin cup. Place 1 pineapple slice in each cup; place 1 cherry in center of each pineapple slice.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, 1 cup pineapple juice, the oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes on high speed. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and cakes spring back with touched lightly in center. Cool cakes in cups 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Place cookie sheet upside down over each muffin pan; turn cookie sheet and muffin pan over. Remove pan. Serve cakes warm.

  • These pineapple upside-down mini cakes can also be made with Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ butter recipe or white cake mix.
  • These mini cakes can even be made with fresh pineapple. Just core and slice a fresh pineapple, and use in place of the canned pineapple slices.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
24%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
19%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Potassium
130mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
53g
18%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
38g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

  • What’s sweeter than pineapple upside-down cake? Adorable mini pineapple upside-down cakes to share with family and friends! With just seven ingredients and 60 minutes total, you can serve up these easy miniature desserts to a crowd. Want a fresher take on this sweet treat? Replace the canned pineapple with fresh pineapple and simply use 1 cup of pineapple juice in the cake mix. If you’re a baking novice, we’ve got the kitchen-tested cake-making tips to make you a pro, and this recipe is an excellent place to start.

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