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Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

 Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes
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
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

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

Directions

  • 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

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
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.