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Baked Donuts Recipe – with Pineapple Upside Down Topping

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Pineapple Upside Down Donuts

This baked donuts recipe makes a dozen tender and moist cake donuts with a chewy pineapple upside down topping. An easy to make baked donuts recipe that is so good you can skip the hassle of deep frying. Your family will love them for a different weekend breakfast or snack.

The sour cream donut batter is really tender and has a soft vanilla buttery flavour. The sour cream gives it a little extra tang and the texture is wonderful.  These make a really special baked donut, you won’t miss the deep frying.  If you like pineapple I promise you will want to keep this recipe.

Two homemade pineapple upside down baked donuts, served on a white plate with a large cup of coffee.

Pineapple Upside Down Baked Donuts Ingredients

You likely have these ingredients at home, if not they are available at most grocery stores.

Pineapple Layer Ingredients

  • 1 can pineapple tidbits drained well
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter

Sour Cream Donut Batter Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 extra large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup full-fat sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Make Baked Donuts with Pineapple Upside Down Topping

Step 1 -Preparation

Now that you have the ingredients, preheat oven to 350 F.

Set out a large donut tin, coat with with non stick cooking spray, set aside.

Step 2 -Make the Pineapple Layer

In a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and pineapple tidbits. Cook over medium heat until the sugar is all melted. Place equal portions of the pineapple mixture into the bottom of the 12 donut cups in the donut pan. Spread the mixture evenly with a small spoon.

Cooking pineapple for making an upside down pineapple cake in a baked donut recipe.

Step 3 – Mix the Baked Donut Dough

In a large mixing bowl beat the butter until fluffy, add the sugar, beat again, scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition, scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Remove from the mixer. Fold in the sour cream and vanilla.  Place back in the mixer.

In a second large bowl add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well to disperse the baking soda and baking powder throughout.

With your mixer on low, add the mixed dry ingredients about half a cup at a time. Beat until combined and the batter is smooth (about 30 seconds).

Once mixed spoon the sour cream cake batter over the pineapple layer.

Step 4- Bake the Donuts

Once your donut pan is filled, bake the donuts at 350 F for 20-30 minutes

a baked donut pan being filled with pineapple glaze and homemade sour cream baked donut batter..

Once golden brown, remove from oven and then invert the donuts.

To invert the donuts, cover the hot donut pan with a large serving plate or cookie sheet. Using oven mitts flip over both pans together, then lift off the donut sheet. If some of the baked donuts stick flip the donut pan over and loosen the edges with a knife.

A tray of homemade upside down pineapple cake donuts with sour cream batter.

Serve warm or cold.

Almost like pineapple upside down cake. Two pineapple upside down cake donuts. The donuts on served on a plate with a large cup of coffee for an easy breakfast or sweet treat.

Freezing Baked Donuts

To freeze the pineapple upside down donuts I wrapped mine in bundles of two with parchment paper.  Then place them in a heavy duty freezer bag.  Make sure nothing crushes them until they are frozen hard.  Stored this way they should maintain their best quality for about 2 to 3 months.

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A closeup of the front of a golden brown pineapple baked donut with sour cream.  The donut is served on a white plate with white background and there is a large white and soft blue coffee mug in the background.
Two homemade pineapple upside down baked donuts, served on a white plate with a large cup of coffee.

Pineapple Upside Down Donuts

Moist and delicious pineapple upside down baked donuts. A modern twist on Grama's pineapple upside down cake. These donuts have a sweet and chewy golden brown topping made with pineapple and brown sugar and a very tender and moist cake like batter that features sour cream.
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:45 mins

Ingredients

Pineapple Topping Layer

  • 1 can pineapple tidbits drained well
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Sour Cream Cake

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 extra large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup real sour cream full fat
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Set out a large muffin tin. Spray with non-stick coating

Pineapple Layer

  • In a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and pineapple tidbits. Cook over medium heat until the sugar is all melted.
    Cooking pineapple for making an upside down pineapple cake in a baked donut recipe.
  • Place equal portions of the pineapple mixture into the bottom of the 12 donut cups in the donut pan. Spread the mixture evenly with a small spoon.

Baked Donut Dough

  • In a large mixing bowl beat the butter until fluffy, add the sugar, beat again. scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition, scrape down the sides of the bowl. 
  • Remove from the mixer. Fold in the sour cream and vanilla.  Place back in the mixer.
  • In a second large bowl add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well to disperse the baking soda and baking powder throughout. 
  • With your mixer on low, add the mixed dry ingredients about half a cup at a time. Beat until combined and the batter is smooth (about 30 seconds).
  • Once mixed spoon the sour cream cake batter over the pineapple layer.
    a baked donut pan being filled with pineapple glaze and homemade sour cream baked donut batter..
  • Bake at 350 F for 20-30 minutes.
  • Cover with a serving plate or cookie sheet, flip over, lift off the pan.  If some of the baked donuts stick flip the donut pan over and loosen the edges with a knife.
    A tray of homemade upside down pineapple cake donuts with sour cream batter.

Notes

These pineapple upside down baked donuts, are moist and really tender.  The glaze bakes in the pan so no messy glazing to deal with.  A modern twist on Grama’s melt in your mouth pineapple upside down cake recipe.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: Baked Donuts
Servings: 12 donuts
Cost: $6

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2 Comments

  1. Hmmm! This had my mouth watering just looking at the pictures! Your pineapple upside down baked donuts is definitely a “must try it right away” recipe! I’ve already pinned and printed it out! Thanks for sharing!

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