Quick and Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes Recipe

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes are a delightful treat that brings the classic flavors of pineapple upside-down cake into individual servings. This quick and easy recipe offers a simplified version using a cake mix, making it perfect for busy days or last-minute gatherings.


  • 1 can (20 oz) sliced pineapple, drained, juice reserved
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 12 maraschino cherries, cut in half


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray 24 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Cut each pineapple slice into 4 pieces and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, and reserved pineapple juice with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Then, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and brown sugar.
  5. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons of the butter mixture into each muffin cup. Top each with 2 pineapple pieces, and place a half maraschino cherry, cut side up, in the center of the pineapple pieces.
  6. Spoon 1/4 cup of the cake batter into each cup.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cupcakes to cool for 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edge of each cupcake to loosen. Invert the cupcakes onto a cookie sheet.
  9. Serve warm and enjoy these delicious Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes with family and friends!

This quick and easy recipe delivers all the classic flavors of pineapple upside-down cake in individual servings, making it a perfect treat for any occasion. Enjoy the sweet and tangy combination of pineapple, brown sugar, and cherries in every bite!

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