Saturday, May 04, 2013

Would you like that Upside Down or Downside Up?

Okay so I'll only keep writing if you promise not to judge me for the images I publish in this post. My camera had a small spazz attack and decided to not save the pictures I took the other day. So needless to say, I was left with the "ugly" leftover cupcakes to photograph and not enough care to re-setup my say hello to paper towel backgrounds and sad looking pineapple upside-down cupcakes.

My friend had her birthday yesterday! The big 18, the entrance into adulthood. Woohoo! To celebrate we went to see Iron Man 3 in the city. And was it ever fabulous. Robert Downey Jr, you've done it again! If I had to pick a favorite superhero...Iron Man would win, hands-down. Is there really any kind of superpower that trumps witty humour? Yaa...I didn't think so.

Jaidyn is a huge fan of pineapples. Yes, pineapples. So After racking my brain for pineapple related cupcakes, the obvious answer hit me. Duh! Pineapple upside-down cake...cupcakes.
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 6 maraschino cherries
  • 1 can (20-ounces) pineapple rings
*Pre-heat oven to 375*
*In each cupcake cup, put 1/2 tablespoon unmelted  butter and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Put the pan in the oven until the butter melts (about 3 minutes)
*While this is happening, mix the butter (batter) and milk in a pot over medium heat until melted. Remove from heat once melted
*Cut the pineapple rings into quarters and the cherries in half. Once the butter and sugar is melted, put a cherry (cut side up) in the center of each cup and place a quarter ring of pineapple on either side.
*In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
*In a large bowl whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla.
*Add flour mixture to egg mixture and stir until blended. Add the milk mixture and stir until well combined
*Scoop batter into cupcake tins
*Bake for 25 minutes until edges are brown and pulling away from the pan

I've never had pineapple upside-down cake with having nothing to compare it to, this recipe was fantastic!

And having a jar of maraschino cherries in the fridge doesn't hurt anyone.

Well that's my latest project and collection of sad pictures for you.

Thanks for not judging my photography skills :)
Stay golden,
Sydney xoxo