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Print This Delicious and Healthy Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes Recipe

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes Recipe

Mini Pineapple Upside Down cakes, delicious pineapple cake with carmalized pineapple topping. Easy to make and wonderful for a quick little snack. Serve cupcakes on a cloud of whipped cream for a decadent and tempting dessert.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes with coconut pieces

Cupcake Topping

4 Tb Butter
7 Tb Dark brown sugar
1 (16 oz.) can Crushed pineapple
6 Maraschino cherries, halved

Cupcake Batter

1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Butter
1 Egg, separated
1 cup Sifted cake flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 cup Pineapple juice
1/2 tsp Vanilla

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 12 cup cupcakes pan
Preheat the oven.

Melt butter in saucepan and add brown sugar. Cook over low flame until well blended.
Remove from heat.
Drain the juice from the pineapple and save,
then stir the crushed pineapple into the sugar mixture.

Divide the topping equally into the bottom of each greased cupcake cups and add a maraschino cherry half (if desired).

To prepare the pineapple cupcakes batter:
cream the butter, add the sugar, and beat until fluffy.

Beat egg yolk and add to mixture.

Sift the flour and baking powder together; add alternately with the pineapple juice. Add vanilla. Beat the egg white until stiff and fold into the batter.

Pour this batter over the topping and bake Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes.

Pineapple Upside-down Cupcakes in pan, on a green countertop

Cool, then turn cupcakes carefully onto a cake plate, pineapple side up.

Serves 12
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 103 g
Calories 196
Calories from Fat 74
Total Fat 8.2g 13%
Saturated Fat 5.0g 25%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 29.7g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Sugars 20.3g
Protein 2.0g
Vitamin A 6% • Vitamin C 8% • Calcium 5% • Iron 5%

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Suppling Tips for Healthy Homemade Cakes

When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!