Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cake

5 Jul

Mini pineapple upside down cakes. This is one of my favorite little recipes, and yet one I almost never make. I think it’s hard to justify having 6-8 mini cakes for two people, so I save them for special occasions.

We had some friends over for dinner when summer was just starting to kick off, and I decided to make these little cakes. They were fun and absolutely delicious. I would definitely recommend whipped cream to accompany the cakes or even vanilla ice cream.

Oh, come on. Don’t scoff at having ice cream with pineapple upside down cake. I mean, if you are going to be decadent, for all things diabetes, be decadent.

This recipe works if you want to make a large upside down cake, or mini-sized ones. For a large cake, I would recommend using a spring-form pan for easy removal.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Yellow cake mix, including ingredients listed on box

2 TBSP Dark rum
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C butter
1 can of sliced and cored pineapples
Maraschino cherries

Heavy whipping cream and sugar for homemade whipped cream or store bought whipped cream, for topping.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix cake mix together following instructions on the box. Add a healthy dose of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.

Over low heat in a medium saucepan, mix together brown sugar and butter until melted. Remove from heat and add rum. For a bit more kick, feel free to add more rum than the recipe calls for.

Spray non-stick spray onto the sides your pan. Add parchment paper to the bottom.

Pour a little bit of the rum mix, then stack a pineapple on top of it. Add the cherries to the middle.


Then pour the prepared cake mix on top of each cake.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABake for 20-25 minutes (run the clean toothpick test) then remove. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing them to completely cool.


Annnd GO.


3 Responses to “Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cake”

  1. thewholesomeproject July 15, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    OMG these are so cute and look so good. Perfect with tea!

  2. Renee July 5, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Yum. Love the pineapple pan!

    • tealandtulle July 5, 2013 at 11:14 am #

      Thanks Renee! I’ll admit, while it’s super cute, it’s a super pain to clean after baking the cakes. No matter how much prep I do to make it non-stick. 🙂 But I keep using it!

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