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Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes Recipe
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Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes Recipe

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I have baked cupcakes for years since I served as a room mother for my three children. These easy-to-make, jumbo treats make an attractive dessert for special occasions or everyday. —Barbara Hahn, Park Hills, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 602 calories, 29 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 264 mg sodium, 82 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Line the bottom of 12 greased jumbo muffin cups with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Originally published as Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes in Taste of Home April/May 2007, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 602 calories, 29 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 264 mg sodium, 82 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2014

"pretty good"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

"Good to"

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"Sooo good! Cake is tender but not overly sweet. They come out looking beautiful and moist."

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Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"Entered in County Bake-Off and received reserve champion. Cake is very moist and delicious. Easy and very attractive."

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"pam spray works very good then use a toothpick to peel the cupcake liner off when its stilll hot if the pineapples come off just put them back on cause they r sticky while they r hot , oh and i always chop some pecans on the cakes people like that..."

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