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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcake?

Somewhere, I read about someone making pineapple upside down cake in muffin tins.  The idea would not go away, so pineapple and maraschino cherries made it onto the grocery list.  Kiddo decided tonight was the night.  I looked up recipes online and it turns out that mini pineapple upside down cakes have been done before.  Many times.Most call for vanilla cake mix.  The only cake mix in the house is German Chocolate.  Scratch it is.  I turned to my ancient, battered Fanny Farmer.  It is my favorite cookbook of all time. 

It turns out that pineapple rings don't fit into the bottom of the muffin tins.  We had to break them up.  Kiddo got to arrange the pineapple and cherries and the opportunity for another level of mess was more than fine with her.  It made 16 mini cakes.  Turning them out turned out to be a challenge.  They went everywhere, there was syrup dripping, and the pineapple came off a bunch of them.  
Setting up the pineapple
Blurry with batter
Out of the oven
But who cares?  I have to wipe down the counter anyway and they taste good.  Too bad we don't have vanilla ice cream.

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