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Pineapple Upside-Down Mini-Cakes

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Pineapple Upside-Down Mini-Cakes
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 12
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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.
By Angie McGowan
Updated Nov 7, 2019

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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    These pineapple upside-down mini cakes can also be made with Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ butter recipe or white cake mix.
  • tip 2
    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

360 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 53g Total Carbohydrate, 38g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
140
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.

More About This Recipe

  • 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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