Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Taste Of Summer - Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

With dark and cold days still upon us, the craving for summer has begun. Summer can be summed up in a couple of things and for me one of those is definitely pineapple. Think pina coladas and dole whips! Pineapple upside down cake brings a taste of summer as well as being a hearty winter comfort food that can be topped with custard to see you through the last of the dark days.

  • 4 oz butter
  • 4 oz caster sugar
  • 4 oz self raising flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • Light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 can of pineapple chunks
  • 100ml of pineapple juice from the can
  • GlacĂ© cherries

One of the other reasons I like making these cakes is because I usually have most of the ingredients at home and end up only needing to buy the pineapple chunks and cherries.

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease cupcake tin. Sprinkle some muscovado sugar at the bottom of each well before placing a glacĂ© cherry in the middle and pineapple chunks around the cherry. 
  2. Place the caster sugar and butter into a bowl and cream together. Add both eggs and whisk to get a smooth mixture.
  3. Next, sift in flour a small amount at a time and also add small amounts of the pineapple juice whilst whisking. Add the vanilla extract and continue to whisk. You should be left with a smooth creamy mixture at the end.
  4. Divide the mixture between the wells equally (I use an ice cream scoop) and place in the over until the begin to brown on top. In the larger tin I used it took approximately 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from the over and wait to cool before removing them from the tin. 
  6. Top with hot custard and enjoy!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I usually make this in a large cake tin but found that it making them as cupcakes meant no arguments about who got a larger slice! Let me know if you try out this recipe and what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm these sound delicious - I remember making the BIGGEST pineapple upside down cake with my dad when I was little, but I bet these mini ones are easier to bake!