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Fresh Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes: Cupcake Show #4

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Use fresh pineapple to make these scrumptious little cakes!
Ingredients
  Butter 5 Tablespoon, divided (3 tablespoon for topping and 2 for greasing)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Soft butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Pineapple juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For dry ingredients
  Flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For pineapple filling
  Fresh pineapple 1 Medium, cut in small dices (4 cups of diced pineapples)
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. In a bowl, put all the dry ingredients and stir well to mix, and set aside.
3. Brush the cupcake tin with 2 tablespoons of melted butter.

MAKING
4. In a non-stick pan over medium heat, cook pineapple dices with brown sugar, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
5. Let the pineapple coo for 15 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
6. Remove the pineapples from the pan and place it in a bowl, using a slotted spoon and reserve the juices in pan.
7. Heat the reserved pineapple juice for about 4 to 5 minutes or until it caramelizes and gets thick.
8. Turn of the heat, move the pan and add in 3 tablespoon butter and vanilla, and stir until the butter melts.
9. Put about a tablespoon of the caramelized juice in bottom of each well.
10. Place about a tablespoon of the cooked pineapple over the caramelized juice.
11. In a mixer bowl, put together soft butter and brown sugar and mix well and beat well until form in grainy mixture.
12. Add in an egg and vanilla, and mix well.
13. Put in the flour mixture in the egg mixture in small batches alternating with small batches of pineapple juice, and mix well.
14. Using a large cookie scoop, put the batter over cooked pineapples.
15. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean

FINALIZING
16. Place the tin on a rack and let the cupcakes cool for 2 minutes.
17. Using a palate knife loosen the cake on sides.
18. Cover the cupcake tin with a baking sheet and flip it all together and lift the tin.

SERVING
19. Let the cupcakes cool completely and serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Pineapple
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
50 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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