As I was lying in bed the other night, my mind started whirling on food as it so often does. I thought about a Pineapple Upside Down Cake and that it sounded like a fun post. Simple and yummy. But a little boring. Then I figured, why not take the recipe and make it a little different by making cupcakes instead? I modified a recipe I had to make them and they turned out so cute! Little mini upside down cakes! The fam LOVED them...don't you love a happy ending?
Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes with Pineapple Buttercream Frosting
1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple – drained, juice reserved
2 tablespoons butter – melted
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 ½ cups flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ cup shortening
¾ cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
Line muffin tin with cupcake wrappers. Spray each wrapper with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Put about 1 tablespoon of the drained pineapple into the bottom of each cupcake liner.
melted butter, brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of the reserved pineapple
juice. Pour some onto the top of the pineapple in each cupcake liner.
Add enough water to the rest of the pineapple juice to equal 2/3 cup of liquid. Set aside.
Combine flour and baking powder. Set aside.
shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and
beat for 1 minute. Add flour mixture alternately with juice/water
mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Scrape down sides of
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full. (You may have about 1 cup of batter left over. I baked it off in a small cake pan for later use.)
for about 25 minutes or until cupcake tops are light brown. Remove from
oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for about 15 minutes, then remove
cupcakes from pan.
Pineapple Buttercream Frosting
1 stick butter, cold – cut into chunks
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon pineapple extract
2 – 3 cups powdered sugar
Cream or half & half
butter and vanilla together until fluffy. Add pineapple extract. Add
powdered sugar in increments. Add cream, a little at a time until
desired consistency is reached.
Unwrap cupcakes and turn upside down. Frost cupcakes then add a cherry on top!
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!