Gooseberry Patch Early Bird Review Number 2

foryourpostsfrom Gooseberry Patch’s Cupcake, Cookie & Brownie Recipes.  I really intended to wait a few days between reviews but these cupcakes were so wonderful I just couldn’t wait!! They are easy, delicious and just adorable!

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Don’t you agree? Just beautiful!  And they were a hit. The kids LOVED them.  And yes, I made a gluten free version just for me.  You will find info on that at the end of this post.  Before I get to the recipe, I just want to say I LOVE this cookbook.  I am not kidding when I tell you I have trouble deciding which recipe to review because they are all so appealing.  And on top of the great recipes, I really appreciate the baking tips as well as the helpful equivalency charts in the back.  And I love the double spiral bound style ~ very sturdy! Thanks to Vickie and Jo Ann for another great book and thanks to all those who contributed :)

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

  • 20 ounce can pineapple chunk, drained and 1/2 cup juice reserved
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Garnish: maraschino cherries

Pat pineapple dry with paper towels.  In a bowl, combine brown sugar and melted butter, divide evenly into 12 greased muffin cups.  Arrange pineapple chunks over brown sugar mixture.  In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder.  Mix in softened butter and reserved pineapple juice; beat for 2 minutes.  Beat in egg.  Spoon batter over pineapple, filling each cup 3/4 full.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.  Cool in pan for 5 minutes.  Place a wire rack on top of muffin tin and invert cupcakes onto rack so pineapple is on top.  Cool completely and top with a cherry.  Makes one dozen.



Now as promised…


Can’t wait to share the next one…it’s lovely!  In case you haven’t entered to win a copy of this lovely cookbook here’s how from an earlier post:

Entering to win is super simple.  After every recipe review you can leave a comment so there will be three chances for you to get your name in.  Sound good so far?  Yeah, I thought so :) I love this little gem! When I signed on as an Early Bird Reviewer I agreed to test 2-3 recipes from each book.  Well that proved harder than I thought!  How was I going to pick JUST 2-3??? But I managed and you will love them.  They passed my recipe trial with flying colors AND the taste test of my panel of experts! Then on January 11, 2011 I will pick a winner!  YAY!

Happy Baking Peeps! And best of luck – I wish you could all win!  However since that’s not possible, as soon as we all congratulate the winner on January 11, and if you are not that lucky duck, zip over to Gooseberry Patch and get yourself a copy of 101 Cookie, Cupcake & Brownie Recipes.  Oh heck ~ go ahead and order several – they make great gifts for all your foodie friends!  Now leave me a comment and get your name in!

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My daughter just developed an allergy to wheat, so I will definitely want to try these. Thanks so much!


I would love to win this book. I love all the Gooseberry patch books and who doesn’t love cupcakes?! I know I do…
Thanks for the chance!


Pineapple upsidedown cake is my favorite!! I can’t wait to make these. I’d also love the book! Either way…winning it here or buying it….I will make sure to add this to my cookbook shelf!

Oh my those look so good! I would love a chance to win this cookbook!


Hi Susan! I never thought of doing pineapple upside down cupcakes before! They are so cute and look delicious! I would love to win the Gooseberry Patch cookbook! Thank you for sharing the delicious recipe!

Alison Brookins

Theelook ao good! I would love to win one of the cook books so I couemake every recipe in it to share at work!


These look especially good for the tea parties I give. I love pineapple upside down cake and Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. Thanks also for sharing the gluten-free substitutions.

You’ve done it again… provided a dish that will have me drooling till I attempt it. Better yet it’s gluten free, for those that require it.

Thanx again to you and gooseberry patch for hosting such a fantastic, delicious, tasty, drool enticing recipe.


Beverlee Lanning

ooooh yummo! These look so good and easy. I can’t wait to try them. Thanks!
I would love to win this GBP cookbook.


This recipe was fantastic. Super simple and easy on my budget! I can’t wait to see all the other wonderful recipes from this new book. Gooseberry Patch is amazing!




These look fabulous!! Can’t wait to try,

Susan…Count me in to win Susan…and Happy New Year to you!

Victoria in Houston

I think I’m going to love this new cookbook!

Bekka Erickson Hagen

I would love to win this cookbook! The recipe you made looks delicious!

Cupcakes are so much FUN…and this is a variation I have not tried! Can’t wait to make this recipe! Would LOVE to win the cookbook! Thanks! ♥♥


Cupcakes are so fun! My family would love these!

Oooh, pretty! Those cupcakes look so yummy. I hope I’m lucky enough to win one of those great cookbooks.


This recipe looks so good, I would love to win!


Just made these cupcakes and my family could not get enough. My six year old son asked me to make some for his classmates. Thanks for a great recipe! Would love to win this great cookbook, this is my first time at Gooseberry and a cookbook would be wonderful.


What a cute idea! But then…coming from a Gooseberry Patch cookbook it’s hard to go wrong. Would love to win your drawing. Thanks!


I absolutely love, Love, LOVE Gooseberry Patch cookbooks!! I love cooking great meals and desserts for my family and Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are the only cookbooks I will use!! They are the BEST!! Winning a copy of 101 Cupcake, Cookie & Brownie Recipes would be so wonderful!! Thanks for offering this special opportunity to own a copy!!

Mary Burn

The cupcakes look so delicious — can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

lynda gillman

these look fun to make and take to a pot luck!

I love pineapple up-side-down cake and these look absolutely wonderful. please enter me. thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

My dearest friend loves pinapple upside down cake now I can make her little ones! OH goody!

Laurie B

Wow… Just in time for my Birthday! I would love to win this cookbook, cause now I have GrandBaby #2 on the way… and I want to be the Nana that bakes all the goodies! Gonna make these up for my Dad… He loves Pineapple Upside Cake, so he’ll love these!


Looks really delicious and a must-try! Looking forward to your other Gooseberry Patch recipe reviews!

oh my how cute this idea is and everyone can have a lil cake of there own. I love makeing this it one of my family favor but there so many diff ones out there i bet this was is so much better. i am going to try this one tonight.

Julee Prose

Sounds Yummy! Enter me into the drawing and thanks for the giveaway.

Dusty Lyn

I’m going to make these tonight. Love the cook books, have many of them. Love to have this one too.

Wendy Mason

These look divine! I’d love to WIN this cookbook ….and I’m sure the folks at the office would love for me to have one, too!!

My grandpa LOVES pineapple and is also on a gluten free diet. He will be a happy man the next time I see him. It is the little things that make a 95 year old man happy!


I love love pineapple – add cake onto that and me happy girl!


Love Gooseberry patch cookbooks but can’t afford them. Love to cook n bake and love the artwork in their cookbooks. Who does that btw. They are awesome art.

These look delicious! I love GP cookbooks. I have quite a collection but the baking recipes are my favorite.


These look delicious! And cupcakes are easier to handle for lunches away from home. I’d love to win.

I made these last night after seeing this post. AMAZING. I actually posted an unsolicited review and a link back here at my blog this morning. I hope I can win this book, but I’ll purchase it if I don’t. LOVE LOVE LOVE.


Great idea doing this recipe as cupcakes!! Thanks Teresa for sharing the link.

Cynthia Shackelford

Looks delicious. Will try this. Love anything with pineapple.

Oh My! Those are the most darlin’ cupcakes and will be a yummy treat over the weekend. Thank you for the beautiful pics.

What a great idea for portion control. Love, love, love the idea. I too have posted a gooseberry patch recipe this morning, that I found in a cookbook at our local library.

Thanx again to you and Gooseberry Patch for hosting such a delicious giveaway!

Carol :)


These cupcakes look delicious. I can’t wait to try this recipe! I am a new fan of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and would love to win one.

Yummy! Almost too pretty to eat … almost …


they look yummy! I love gooseberry patch- have several of their cookbooks- lots of great recipes.

Cindy Rothacker

I love gooseberry patch, these recipes look great.


I’ll have to make these! yummy ;-)

Can’t wait to try this recipe. I am an avid Gooseberry Patch cookbook collector. Would love to win this cookbook!


I am always looking for great deserts and the pinapple upside down cupcakes look yummy! And I also love Gooseberry Patch!!