Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes


Miniature pineapple upside down cakes that are as cute as they are delicious.


  • 20 ozs (1 can) sliced or crushed pineapple, drained, juice reserved
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
  • 12 maraschino cherries, cut in half


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 24 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Cut each pineapple slice into 4 pieces; set aside. In large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, eggs and reserved pineapple juice with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  3. In small bowl, stir together melted butter and brown sugar. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons butter mixture into each muffin cup. Top each with 2 pineapple pieces or crushed pineapple. Place cherry half, cut side up, in center of pineapple. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each cup.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Run knife around edge of cupcakes to loosen; invert onto cookie sheet. Serve warm.