- 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 small pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 12 maraschino cherries, well drained
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Whipped topping, optional
- Line the bottom of 12 greased jumbo muffin cups with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat; stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Spoon 1 tablespoonful into each muffin cup; top each with a pineapple slice and a cherry.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thickened and lemon-colored. Beat in the oil, sour cream and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to egg mixture and mix well.
- Fill muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto wire racks to cool completely. Garnish with whipped topping if desired. Yield: 1 dozen jumbo cupcakes.
Reviews for Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes
"These turned out disgusting! I thought 1 cup of oil couldn't be right but did it any way! they didn't raise at all and tasted so horrible I threw them away! what a waste of 2 hours!"
"I made these for our Easter brunch and they are delicious! Easier to make than I first thought, too. I made mine in the jumbo muffin pans and called them pineapple upside down muffins. I had enough topping and batter for 13 jumbo muffins which was a nice surprise--a baker's dozen of these is a good thing indeed!"
"Very easy for individual servings"
"These are delicious!"
"I do make these all the time with the yellow cake mix. I just replace the water it calls for with the pineapple juice from the can. Remember these are JUMBO cupcakes so the nutritional facts will be higher. I always use regular cupcake pans. If you use the pineapple rings you may have to cut them to fit the reg size pans. I have also used pineapple tidbits and crushed pineapple. All work just fine."
"Love this !!!!!"
"NanyCarol you sure can, I use canned in this recipe and it's wonderful."
"Can you use canned pineapple instead of fresh? I'm diabetic, but I would certainly try 1/2 of one! You don't have to eat the whole recipe!!!"
"Wonderful cupcakes. Proud to serve to guests. For those people complaining about the sugar and fat, remember these are for dessert not a meal. Just eat one."
"You can also use a yellow cake mix instead, that would cut down on some calories!!"