Mandarin Orange Upside Down Cakes


  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 (15 ounce) can mandarin orange segments
  • 12 maraschino cherries, drained and patted dry
  • 1 (9 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place butter in Small Micro-Cooker®; microwave on HIGH 30 seconds or until melted. Lightly brush cups of Stoneware Muffin Pan with butter using Pastry Brush; reserve remaining butter.
  3. In Small Batter Bowl, combine remaining butter and brown sugar. Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups using Small Scoop.
  4. Drain orange segments, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Place one cherry in bottom of each muffin cup; arrange 3-4 orange segments around each cherry.
  5. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine cake mix, egg and reserved juice; mix until smooth using Stainless Steel Whisk. Using Medium Scoop, divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes until golden brown and Cake Tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Remove to Nonstick Cooling Rack. Immediately loosen cakes from sides of muffin cups. Using Oven Mitts, carefully invert onto heat-safe platter.

Yield: 12 muffins

Recipe credit: Pampered Chef

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