Whip Up These Tasty Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes Fast

Welcome to Afterka’s kitchen! If you’re craving a sweet treat that’s both nostalgic and delicious, look no further than our Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes. These individual servings of pineapple goodness are not only adorable but also incredibly easy to make. Perfect for a quick dessert or a special occasion, these cakes will charm your taste buds with their caramelized pineapple topping and moist cake base.


For the Pineapple Upside Down Cakes:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices, drained
  • Maraschino cherries, halved (optional)

For the Cake Batter:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Step 1: Prepare the Pineapple Topping

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter and brown sugar until well combined.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly among 12 muffin cups in a muffin tin, spreading it to coat the bottoms.

Step 2: Arrange the Pineapple and Cherries

  1. Place one pineapple slice in each muffin cup on top of the brown sugar mixture.
  2. If desired, place a halved maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple slice.

Step 3: Make the Cake Batter

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, milk, egg, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

Step 4: Assemble and Bake

  1. Divide the cake batter evenly among the muffin cups over the pineapple slices.
  2. Tap the muffin tin gently on the counter to release any air bubbles.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 5: Cool and Serve

  1. Allow the mini cakes to cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes.
  2. Place a wire rack over the muffin tin and carefully invert it to release the cakes onto the rack.
  3. Let the cakes cool completely before serving.

Tips and Variations

  • Individual Servings: These mini pineapple upside down cakes are perfect for portion control and presentation.
  • Pineapple Variations: Feel free to use fresh pineapple rings or even pineapple tidbits instead of canned pineapple slices.
  • Gluten-Free Option: Substitute all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour blend for a gluten-free version of these cakes.
  • Serve Warm: These cakes are best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

These Tasty Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes are a delightful twist on a classic dessert that everyone will love. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply treating yourself, these individual cakes are sure to bring smiles all around. Enjoy the sweet and tangy flavors of pineapple paired with moist, buttery cake in every bite.

We hope you enjoy making and sharing these delicious treats! Share your creations with us in the comments below or tag us on social media.

Whip Up These Tasty Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes Fast

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