Diwali is around the corner and festivities are on full swing in this part of of the world. I personally love this festive time as there are so many lights, sweets, delicacies, Diwali parties and brightness all around with just a little bit of cold nip in the air. Weather also favors us in the kitchen to cook all sorts of delicacies and sweets and carry on a few experiments in the kitchen.
As I stated in the previous post, I had shortlisted Pineapple Upside Down Cake to bake for my hubby’s birthday, but this time since I was making Banoffee pie, he had asked me not to bake any cake for him. But me being me, my mind was stuck on these cute looking muffins, the recipe of which I had already shortlisted this recipe on Pinterest, so I was finding reasons to try baking these upside down muffins. The original recipe had been tried by a lot of people and they had given amazing reviews for the same along with the picture of their baked muffins and they looked so heavenly for me to try them asap.
And what better reason to try scrumptious desserts for this festive season. These cute and individual portion of Pineapple Upside Down Muffins are a perfect dessert option for your celebrations and Diwali parties. So, put on your baking cap and bake these yummy muffins with just a few ingredients at hand.
This recipe would yield around 8-9 normal sized muffins, but since I wanted to bake all the batter in one go, I made 6 muffins and 1 mini teddy bear shaped cake.
For the Cake Batter:
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup castor sugar
- 4 tbsp pineapple juice
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
For the Topping:
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 6 pineapple rings (whole or trimmed to fit into the muffin tin)
- 6 cherries
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, and pineapple juice for 5 minutes
- In another small bowl, sieve together flour, salt, and baking powder.
- Fold dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with light hands and mix well till combined.
- In a small non-stick pan, melt together butter and brown sugar over low heat. Stir frequently until well combined.
- Grease the muffin tin and spoon brown sugar mixture evenly into the bottom of each section.
- Place a pineapple ring or pineapple tidbits into each section, pressing gently to fit. Then add a cherry to the center of each ring.
- Pour the cake batter into the muffin tin evenly and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then loosen with a butter knife along the edges.
- Place a piece of parchment paper or a cookie sheet on the counter, to catch any drips, and then invert the muffin tin onto a wire rack.
- Enjoy these delicious muffins.
Wishing all my readers a very Happy and a Prosperous Diwali..!!
Thanks for reading..!!