Summer Luau Cupcake Recipe

It always feels like summer vacation is way shorter than it actually is. Because of that, I think it’s important to enjoy every day. I’ve been a bit obsessed with pineapple lately-pineapple smoothies, pineapple bread, pineapple juice, pineapple ice cream, you name it.

I was trolling the internet a few weeks ago and I came across this original cupcake recipe and it was a dream! Upside Down Pineapple Cupcakes (see below)?! I tried them at home and they’re just as yummy as they sound. Garnish them with even more pineapple and decorate them with Luau Parasol Picks for a festive touch!


Aloha Luau Party Supplies & miscellaneous Hawaiian accessories!

Our Aloha Luau Party Supplies are the latest in our lengthy list of fun summer collections and it goes perfectly with our Paper Palm Trees, Green Fringe Table Skirts, Leis (as part of each table setting) and our iconic Plastic Coconut Cups. Cheers!

Summer Pineapple Cupcakes

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By Ruby Cardenas Published: July 16, 2013

  • Yield: 18 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 23 mins
  • Ready In: 43 mins

A delicious "upside down" pineapple cupcake recipe.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tin with 18 cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs one at a time until well combined. Add the flour mixture alternating with the milk. Mix until combined.
  3. For each cupcake: Once the mixture is ready, place a teaspoon of batter in each cupcake liner & place a maraschino cherry on top. Then, add one tablespoon of batter (wet fingers and spread if necessary as batter is significantly thick) on top. Next, add 3-4 chunks of pineapple. Last, add one more tablespoon of batter on top.
  4. Once all cupcakes have been layered as instructed above, place the tin in the oven for 20-23 minutes. Allow the cupcakes to cool and frost with a vanilla or pineapple flavored frosting. Garnish your delicious treats with pineapple rings and festive luau parasol picks, like the dessert above.
  5. Enjoy at you special summer or luau themed event!

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