Forget the traditional upside-down pineapple cakes… throw a little spice into them and try these Mini Spiced Upside Down Caramelized Pineapple Bundt Cakes. Scrumptious!
This month I’m hosting Bundt Bakers and I got to choose our theme. I went with tropical fruits because hey… lets face it; up here in the Midwest… we don’t see many tropical fruits growing out in the orchards. I had been craving pineapple so this theme fit pretty well!
I must admit.. my original idea was not for spiced, but I went and visited my bestie down in Kansas and we did some baking (good thing too otherwise I wouldn’t have had time to bake anything for this months party… been super busy!) But anyways.. as I was making my original recipe… she convinced me to spice it up. It worked perfectly! She’s a genius. Love her :)
Besides these cakes being delicious, they’re super easy to make and in perfect little individual servings. So cute!
Caramelizing the pineapple really did wonders… then again… anything that contains the word “caramel” is amazing in my book!
I topped these off with a pineapple glaze, but it’s not necessary as they still look and taste great.
But just look at them with that glaze dripping off… drooling!
Alright… I’ve got to wrap this up before my sweet tooth starts kicking in… or maybe I might pass out on my keyboard and wake up with keys imprinted in my forehead in the morning… haha!! Yup, I better be getting to bed!
So lets get to this recipe shall we?!
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (OR 1 1/2 cups cake flour)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- Caramelized Pineapple
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 6 pineapple rings, diced
- Pineapple Glaze
- Powdered Sugar
- Excess Pineapple Juice
- Preheat oven to 350*F and generously grease a mini bundt pan.
- In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
- Then add the vanilla.
- In a sifter combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, allspice, and cinnamon.
- Gradually add the sifted flour mixture to the butter, alternating with milk. (3 flour-2 milk).
- Caramelized Pineapple Directions
- In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring for 1 minute.
- Add the pineapple and cook, swirling the pan until tender and sauce is smooth (6-8 minutes).
- Assembly Directions
- Arrange pineapple pieces in the bottom of the mini bundts, be sure to pour some juice into each as well.
- Pour batter over pineapple, filling the cups 2/3 full.
- Bake at 350* for 12-13 minutes or until tests done.
- Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool roughly 5 minutes before inverting.
- Pineapple Glaze Directions
- In a small bowl, start with 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar.
- Add enough liquid to make smooth.
- You want the glaze to slightly stick to the back of a spoon so if you need to add more powdered sugar, do so or if you need more liquid do so.
- Drizzle each bundt cake with glaze if desired.
- **This recipe yields 4 cups batter which roughly makes 2 1/2 dozen mini bundts**
Our lovely group, Bundt Bakers, just keeps growing. It’s awesome! This month we have 14 amazing Bundts that fit the bill for any tropical fruit loving person! Be sure to hop on over and check them out. Totally drool worthy!
- Guava and Cream Cheese Bundt Cake by Love and Confections
- Guava and Pineapple Impossible Cake by Passion Kneaded
- Pineapple Macadamia Nut Bundt Cake by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Passion-Orange-Guava Bundt Cake by All That’s Left are the Crumbs
- Mini Spiced Upside Down Caramelized Pineapple Bundt Cakes by From Gate to Plate
- Hibiscus Lime Bundt Cake by Brooklyn Homemaker
- Mango Brown Sugar Glazed Bundt Cake by Noshing with the Nolands
- Pineapple Pound Cake by Magnolia Days
- Mango Ginger Bundt Cake by Food Lust People Love
- Almost Pina Colada Bundt Cake by Tea and Scones
- Mexican Mango Cake by My Catholic Kitchen
- Mango Coconut Bundt by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Mini Pineapple Lime Mojito Bundt Cakes by Blahnik Baker
- Tropical Pineapple Bundt Cake by Bizzy Bakes
Interested in learning more about us?? #BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on the BundtBakers home page.
We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.
If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to email@example.com.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed this months edition of #BundtBakers Tropical!