Monday, April 15, 2013

Baking Upside Pineapple Cake in a Muffin Tin

I found this recipe on Pinterest, and having never made an Upside Down cake, I figured this would be an easy way to do it:



I really like making single serving stuff.  My husband and my daughter both have some issues with serving size.

One thing to note especially ... the recipe says to use canned pineapples; I opted for fresh (well, pre-cut, but fresh) pineapples.  When you buy them like that, they are cut pretty thick - which leaves little room in the muffin pan.  It may have been a little easier with the canned ones.

Pineapple upside down cake in a muffin pan

Also, if you aren't using a super-size muffin pan you will to put your pineapple in there in pieces.  I do have a large muffin pan (I would say about twice the size of cupcakes), but it still was not big enough.  Granted it could be because I used fresh pineapples instead of canned ... I still say it is worth it :-).


Is it just me, or does melting brown sugar in butter smell amazing?  If it wasn't for the texture - and the fact that I really should only have this mixture in small doses I would have been spooning it out to eat right away.  Alas, I put it in the muffin pan.  Yes, I said, "Have you seen the muffin pan?  The muffin pan? The muffin pan?  It's on Drury (<-- don't know if that is right, but it is my house dammit) Lane" several times.  I think my husband was about to beat me with the muffin pan.  the muffin pan ... the muffin pan.

upside down pineapple cup cakes

Try not to get overzealous when pouring the cake mix into the pan ... like I always do.  Inevitably, I end up with a mini-muffin (or cupcake, what ever the case may be).  Why yes, that is a small pan from an easy bake oven in the background - teach 'em early, I say.  Of course she is now of age to start experimenting with the real oven (with supervision of course)
mini upside down pineapple cake

In the end it was totally worth it. Doesn't that look amazing?  It was - and the butter/brown sugar mixture made a nice crispy ring of bliss around the edge of the Pineapple Upside Down (Cup)Cake.  Here is the kicker, I am the only one in the house that really likes it.  At first I was disappointed I didn't hit a home run with everyone on this recipe - but then I realized, I could cook this and I would actually see more than one!

Do you have something you make that your family isn't thrilled about, and you are secretly pleased?




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22 comments:

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    1. wait 'til you try one - if you were near I would have you over for one, and a coffee! :-D

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  2. Yummy!
    I think I pinned one similar to this, we really need to try it at our house :)

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    1. If they like pineapples they will probably like it. My family liked the cake part - just not the pineapple part. Their loss! :-D

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    1. They were - let me know if you try them :-)

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  4. Looks delicious and so want to try, because I am a huge pineapple fan!! :)

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    1. if that is the case, then you will *love* it! If you bake a lot you will have most everything on hand - I just needed to get the pineapple juice, cherries, and pineapple.

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  5. Hi! I'm a new follower from the Mom's Monday Mingle!

    Jen
    http://www.jenstangledthreads.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting Jen, I enjoyed the kitty story on your blog.

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  6. OMG.. BLESS You for sharing this!! So going to try! :)

    Following from Monday Mingle! :)

    Amanda*
    modernhippiemomma.blogspot.com

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    1. well, I am glad you decided to stop by! :-D Let me know how you like it.

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  7. this looks so good!! reminds me of when i was little and my mom use to bake pineapple cakes! Thanks for sharing...BTW I’ve nominated you for a liebster

    www.prettylittledahlia.com

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  8. this looks so so good. and love the built in portion control haha. thanks for following on bloglovin - following back :)
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jackie. I agree - the built in portion control is great!

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  9. Looks delish, Melanie! My kids love pineapple and I love that they are individual cakes - gonna have to try this one!

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    1. Let me know what you think, and what your kids think. My DD is only, 'meh' about pineapples, and this she was not a fan of, but she still sneaked one when I wasn't looking - so it couldn't have been too bad!

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  10. I would be love this!!! and how fun to have individual pineapple cakes!!!
    I a your newest follower..from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

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    1. I thought it was great ..though I will admit - the first one wasn't enough ... it was fresh out of the oven, and just so yummy! I did control myself, but it was gone too soon :-D

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  11. this looks great! glad it worked out for you haha i dont have the best track record with pinterest recipes!

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    1. LOL - I try to go for the easy ones with ingredients I know I will like. I have had some success - the most surprising was the dill pickle wrap in ham with cream cheese smeared on it. I got spicy pickles .. and YUM! I didn't think I would like it, but had them on hand and was pleasantly surprised.

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