Pineapple Upside Down Minis

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If you are new to baking, this pineapple upside down minis recipe will be a perfect choice, because it is easy and produces the cutest versions of upside down pineapple cake that you will ever see. If you are an avid baker already, you will love this dessert recipe too, which uses sweet pineapple slices and maraschino cherries. The company, Dole, has this pineapple dessert on their website to promote their canned fruit packed in syrupy juice. Although you may be tempted to substitute the canned pineapple with fresh, the fresh version won’t work as well in this dessert. The juices are required to add a sweet, pineapple, stickiness to the cake. The results will be a glossy cake, just as you would expect from a full-sized pineapple upside down cake recipe.

You won’t require too many baking products to make this mini cake recipe because it uses a cake mix rather than a combination of batter ingredients. You can use either a yellow or pineapple-flavoured cake mix for the best results in this upside down cake recipe. One thing you will need to complete these pineapple desserts is a non-stick muffin tin that is in good condition because you don’t want any of the caramelised goodness from the pineapple and sugar sticking to it. A non-stick muffin tin not only allows the cakes to be removed intact more easily but also makes the pan easier to clean after baking. If you have older muffin tins that are scratched, they may work as well. Just line each muffin cup with a small round of parchment paper to ensure the cakes don’t stick at the bottom of the tin. You will have to make sure your muffin tins hold at least 2/3 cup of batter, or else this pineapple cake recipe won’t work successfully. For a full-sized cake, you can place all the ingredients in the appropriate-sized pan, although you will have to guess at how long it will take in the oven and continually check until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

If you are a fan of easy desserts, this pineapple recipe is one of the best ones you can make, because it requires little effort compared to other desserts like layered cakes and pies. The fruit and brown sugar are placed in the bottom of the muffin cups, while the cake mix is combined with the reserved pineapple juice and your choice of margarine or butter, before being divided among the muffin cups. Since these fun desserts are so quick and easy to prepare, you will be able to prepare them any night of the week when the sweet cravings hit without having to spend too much time in the kitchen. These cakes will be delicious warm with a dollop of fresh lightly sweetened whipped cream, which will ooze into the juices from the pineapple. This pineapple dessert recipe looks elegant enough to serve to guests at a dinner party as well, and it will be a simple accompaniment to a more elaborate meal.

This dish is proof that dessert recipes don’t have to be complicated to be good. You could follow a similar method using any canned fruit you have on hand, which is ideal if anyone in your family doesn’t enjoy pineapple. Consider canned peaches during the height of summer, and instead of the maraschino cherries, you can dot the peaches with a few fresh pitted cherries for extra summertime flair. You could try using fresh peaches in this case as well, and simply make the cake batter according to the box instructions. Thank you to Dole, for sharing their pineapple upside down minis recipe with us.

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