I love pineapple upside down cake, but it isn’t something I grew up with. This is actually my mother-in-law’s recipe, which I’ve modified to make mini size. She’s been making this cake for years. It’s tested and true, and definitely a family favourite. Along with making it mini, I’ve also served it with whipped cream. It is really the perfect combination. Although they’re so good, and so mini, you might need two. 😉
I made these mini versions in a cupcake pan, so they’re easy to make at home, without needing to buy a special pan to create them.
Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
12 pineapple rings (1 1/2 cans 398 mL)
12 maraschino cherries
4 tbsp butter
2 tbsp brown sugar
In the bowl of stand mixer, cream 1 cup of butter and sugar together.
Add in the sour cream, eggs, and vanilla and fully combine.
In another bowl combine the dry ingredients, the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the stand mixer and combine to create the cake batter. Set aside.
In a small sauce pan, melt 4 tbsp of butter with 2 tbsp brown sugar.
Spray 2 cupcake pans with non stick spray to make 24 mini cakes. Add about 1/2 tsp of the butter and brown sugar mixture to each cupcake spot.
Cut 12 pineapple rings in half, and then make several slits 3/4 of the way through each pineapple piece, on the outside. Cut 12 marachino cherries in half. In each cupcake spot, on top of the butter and brown sugar mixture add 1/2 of the pineapple ring, using your fingers to make it form a circle. Add 1/2 a marashino cherry to the centre of each one. Add the batter on top, evenly divided between the 24.
Bake the mini pineapple upside down cakes at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, and the middle springs back when you push it down with your finger.
Turn the mini pineapple upside down cakes out onto a cooling rack when theyr'e finished. Serve them with whipped cream.