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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

{ Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes }

Our favorite show premieres tonight. We are so excited. 

We just love Psych!
Gus: You named your fake detective agency "Psych"? As in "gotcha"? Why didn't you just call it "Hey, we're fooling you and the police department; hope we don't make a mistake and somebody dies because of it."
Shawn: First of all, Gus, that name is entirely too long; it would never fit on the window. And secondly, the best way you convince people you're not lying to them is to tell them you are!
Wacky, witty, fun mystery solving always await us. With lots of fun 80’s references too! What’s not to love?

We’ve been awaiting the new adventures of Shawn and Gus for far too long now!

Normally a summer show, this year they pushed it back, not only to a fall premiere, but to a late fall premiere.

The nerve.

There is a pineapple game involved in each episode. The trick is to spot the pineapple. Just silly fun, but the pineapple is now an Psych icon.

Liz and I have known each other for nearly 8 years now. We often love the same shows. Psych is no exception.

She, jokingly, said that I should make Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes for the occasion.


Sounds like a great idea to me!


Here’s what you need:
Yellow Cake Mix
eggs and oil called for on back of box
Can of pineapple tidbits (save juice)
Maraschino Cherries
1 to 1 1/2 Cups of light brown sugar
1 Stick of melted butter

Mix cake according to recipe, substituting the pineapple juice for the water in the recipe.

Grease the muffin pans well (you will NOT use cupcake liners* for this recipe)

*I do have a cupcake in a liner in the above photo- it was placed there after baking

Melt the butter

Spoon in a teaspoon or so of butter, then about a tablespoon of brown sugar.

Add cherry in the middle, and about 4 pineapple tidbits around it.

Add cake batter.

Bake for 18-21 minutes until cake is done.

Allow to cool in pans for about 5 minutes, then invert onto cooling rack.

All the joys of pineapple upside down cake (my 91 year old grandmother’s favorite cake!), in treat sized form.

Isss gooood.

Enjoy it while you are watching Psych. That is.. if you watch Psych.

And if you don’t…
you totally should.
Read up on it here, if you wish.

Oh, and check out my friend Liz’s blog too! Couponing, crafts, tips, mommying, and general life, Liz 2.0.

Tell her I sent ya!



  1. Love psych! And I am so happy to have found your blog!


  3. I'm a pineapple up side down cake fan too ;) What a treat. Thanks Tina.


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