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Upside Down Pineapple Muffins

(5 Votes)
MAKES
2 Dozen
COOK TIME
20 Min

Remember how popular pineapple upside-down cake used to be? Well, here's a twist on that old favorite...yup, muffin style! Upside-down or right side up, they're delicious every time.

What You'll Need:
  • 2 (20-ounce) cans sliced pineapple, drained
  • 1 (8-1/2 ounce) can sliced pineapple, drained
  • 24 maraschino cherries
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package white cake mix
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained, with juice reserved
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 24 muffin cups with cooking spray.
     
  2. Place a pineapple ring in bottom of each cup. (Pineapple will come up the sides.) Place a cherry in center of each pineapple ring and sprinkle each with an equal amount of brown sugar; set aside.
     
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cake mix, oil, egg whites, and reserved pineapple juice until well combined. Stir in crushed pineapple and divide mixture evenly among muffin cups.
     
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool 15 minutes, then invert muffins onto a baking sheet. Allow to cool, then serve, or cover until ready to serve.
Notes

Ratings & Comments

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I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

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very good. but we have used pinapple cake mix to make ours for years. Yummy!

I made this last nite and they were great.

Mine are in the oven now. I added pecans and coconut.. what ya think?

The addition of pecans and coconut sound makes this recipe sound even beter.

I,m going to make them for my church party

Wow, so easy and so GOOOOD!

y brother adores this cake and is coming 6-l to visit. i will make them and let u know.

Looks good, I am going to try them.

In addition to the above, I think it would taste awesome to put about a teaspoon of butter in the muffin cup first, then chopped nuts, then brown sugar, then the pineapple ring and cherry before pouring the cake mix in.

I use olive oil all the time it's good for you!

Canola Oil is one of the more healthy oils you can use.

10.So good and the best the share

I you are using pineapple cake mix, do you need the pineapple juice?

Oooo - That sounds awesome! I would expect using the pineapple cake mix and the juice would make this cake even better. Especially if you like pineapple as much as I do.

Can these be frozen? 24 is more than I'll need at once.

One recommendation would be to use Duncan Hines Pineapple Cake Mix. I use it when making pineapple upside down cake in a 13 by 9 pan and tastes great. I will use that mix when I make these.

How was it?

I would keep the juice from the pineapple rings and freeze for another recipe. I also only have a muffin tin for 6, so I will take another pan and put rest of pineapple rings and layer and bake. also I don't use canola oil, I will use veg. oil. I did not know about the canola oil, so thank you. Happy cooking

Doesn't anyone "read" the recipe?? It does say 2 times once in " what you'll need" & in step 3 "reserved pineapple juice" ...... I guess you should read the recipe & NOT just watch the video!

You sound very rude, maybe your a nice person it just came across that way!

Why are you using Canola Oil ? I read that it was not meant for human consumption and can be very toxic.

Canola oil is one of the recommended oils for consumption as is Olive oil......better for you than Vegetable oil......Bobby Flay of the Food Network uses it all of the time. Canola oil being dangerous is an Urban Legend.

I have been using Canola Oil for 20 years. I think you have it wrong. It is motor that is not meant for human consumption.

You should note in "What You'll Need" that the pineapple juice should be reserved, not just drained. Lots of people don't read through the recipe or don't notice things like that. They'll get to step #3 and discover that they don't have pineapple juice.

Thank you for this information.

The last can on the list of 'crushed pineapple' is the only one that you are suppose to reserved the juice from and it says to do so!

When is the crushed pineapple used?

In the cake mix, step 4

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