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Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

Lets say you see a recipe via a friend on Facebook, for personal pineapple upside down cakes. Made in a 6-Cup Jumbo Muffin Pan (Texas Muffin Pan), which you happen to own. And your mind gets wandering about veganizing the recipe. Replace the eggs with Ener-G, the butter with coconut oil. Natural cherries. Simple changes.

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And then after you baked them, cooled them a bit and tried one….you realized you had just made the best pineapple cake you had ever eaten? Oh yeah. That good. You have to try this recipe!

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Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

Ingredients:

Topping –

  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 20 ounce can pineapple rings, packed in juice
  • 15 ounce can tart cherries, packed in water

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°, lightly oil a 6-Cup Jumbo Muffin Pan (Texas Muffin Pan).

Whisk the Ener-g and warm water together in a small bowl, set aside.

Drain the pineapple rings on paper towels, pat dry the cherries, poke gently with a toothpick to make sure the pits were removed.

Add the coconut oil to a small saucepan, heat over low until melted, add in brown sugar, stir for as minute, set aside.

Stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Add the Ener-g, granulated sugar and pineapple juice to a large mixing bowl, beat for 2 minutes on medium with a hand mixer. Add in flour, beat on low till mixed in, turn to medium and beat for 2 more minutes.

Divide the brown sugar between the 6 cups, press down gently to even. Lay a pineapple ring in each cup, with a cherry in the center. Divide the batter between the cups.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool down to handle, flip over onto a serving platter. If any of the brown sugar glaze remains behind, scoop out and serve on top.

Makes 6 cakes. Tasty hot, even better chilled.

~Sarah

11 thoughts on “Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

  1. Well, since I don’t own the jumbo muffin tin, do you think this would fit as a cake better in a 9×13 or 8×8? My mom used to always make upside down cake. One of my favorites!

    1. I am thinking an 8×8? But you could do it in a normal muffin tin, just use chunk pineapple or tidbits, and watch the baking 🙂

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