Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

Try this moist and delicious cupcake recipe!


6 tablespoons butter, cubed
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 small pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch slices
12 maraschino cherries, well-drained
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Whipped topping


~Line the bottom of 12 greased jumbo muffin cups with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside.

~Preheat the oven to 350°.

~In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat; stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Spoon 1 tablespoonful into each muffin cup; top each with a pineapple slice and a cherry.

~In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thickened and lemon-colored. Beat in the oil, sour cream, and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to egg mixture and mix well.

~Fill muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake for 28-32 minutes.

~Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto wire racks to cool completely. Garnish with whipped topping.

~Makes one dozen cupcakes.

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