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Pineapple Upsidedown Pudding Cupcakes

Preparation 15 Cook Time 25


  • • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • • 1/2 cup melted butter + 8 TBSP butter
  • • 4 eggs
  • • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • • 1 package instant pudding powder mix, coconut cream flavor
  • • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • • 1 cup brown sugar
  • • 8 pineapple rings
  • • 8 maraschino cherries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer or large bowl, mix together the yellow cake mix, 1/2 cup of melted butter, 4 eggs, buttermilk, instant pudding mix, cinnamon, and almond extract. Mix until smooth and all ingredients are incorporated. Spray muffin tins generously with nonstick baking spray (the sort with flour added), then place a tablespoon of butter and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar into the bottom of each of the prepared muffin cups. Gently place a marachino cherry into the center of the muffin cup, then place a pineapple ring on top of the cherry. Spoon batter on top of the pineapple slices, filling each cup with batter while leaving about 1/4" space at the top of each muffin cup. Bake in preheated oven for 21-26 minutes, or until the tops of each cupcake spring back when touched lightly. Remove cupcakes and cool for about 3-5 minutes, then immediately dump them onto a cooling rack, transfer to plates, serve and enjoy!

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