Make Your Own Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, January 13, 2012
pineapple upside-down cake
Perfectly portioned mini upside-down cakes.

This old-school dessert never goes out of style, but the fat and calories in traditional recipes might force you out of those skinny jeans. Our properly portioned recipe saves the day!

Lightening Things Up
Recipes for typical pineapple upside-down cake call for sticks of butter and cups of sugar just for the pineapple topping! This leads to slices of cake with at least 400 calories and 15 grams of fat.

Making pineapple upside-down cupcakes equals portion control for this culinary classic. You can also make this same recipe in a 9×13 inch cake pan and divide into 12 pieces for the calories to come out the same. While the occasional maraschino cherry (the typical topping), is harmless, we used fresh raspberries instead.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes
Makes: 12 cupcakes

1 recipe for Yellow Cupcakes*

¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup light brown sugar

Fresh pineapple, finely chopped or cut into small rounds**
12 fresh raspberries
Confectioners’ sugar (optional)
Nonstick cooking spray

*You can also use a boxed vanilla cake mix – we like Arrowhead Mills brand.
** Cut pineapple vertically into thin planks, then into small rounds using a cookie cutter or ring mold

Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Prepare cake batter and set aside.

Spray a 12-cup cupcake pan liberally with cooking spray. Fill each cup with one teaspoon of melted butter, followed by one teaspoon of brown sugar. Add pineapple and a raspberry to each cup, then top with 1/3 cup of cake batter. Bake for 20 to 24 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Using a butter knife, gently remove the cupcakes and turn them pineapple side up. Transfer to a wire wrack to cool completely. Serve dusted with confectioners’ sugar.

Nutrition Info Per Cupcake
Calories: 212
Total Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Total Carbohydrate: 37 grams
Sugars: 22
Protein:  3 grams
Sodium:  132 milligrams
Cholesterol:  37 milligrams
Fiber:  1 gram

You Might Also Like:

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »


More posts from .

Similar Posts

5 Ways to Cook Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are naturally good for you — here are five ways to cook them. ...

Comments (238)

  1. You will discover soccer ball place writing instruments to be found in this line with all the pencils on the Meisterstuck arranged being essentially the most widely used. Their particular 100th birthday series comemorates the building of the first pen by way of Simplo Larger… and doesn’t have a very basketball position pencil in it. It is well advised which you learn about these limited edition writing instruments before you make any kind of expenses, as quite a few include treasured around cost considerably faster subsequently others.Andreas is a head creator regarding Mont Blanc Different watches

  2. Vicodin says:

    Buy Percocet…

    seo tips for all…

  3. Oxycodone says:


    You made some decent points there…

  4. post or article.try to be topical -…

    if something has happened in the news that is relevant to what you do, then make a blog or article about it. current blogs and articles are always winners because there will be more people searching for them and therefore if…

  5. jastrychy p³ywaj¹ce – uk³adane na warstwie izolacji termicznej czy te¿ akustycznej oraz oddzielone od czasu pionowych elementów konstrukcji cieñszymi paskami takiej samej izolacji. Konstrukcjê pod³óg spoœród wylewkami p³ywaj¹cymi cechuje du¿a izolacyjnoœæ akustyczna. Ten gatunek uk³adania wylewek zazwyczaj jest stosowany obok budowaniu systemów ogrzewania pod³ogowego.

  6. payday loans online…

    pay day loan…

  7. planetsuzy says:


    This is my Excerpt…

  8. […] Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes (Following in the theme of the single-serving dessert, this recipe is better than most. You can make it even better by using fake butter and skipping the confectioner’s sugar altogether.) […]

  9. Hey There. I institute your blog using msn. This is a unusually fabulously written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and get uphold to present more of your usable information. Thanks representing the post. I will definitely return.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>