10 Great Cupcake and Frosting Combinations

Pineapple Cupcake with Brown Sugar Buttercream

Ah, the sweet taste of pineapple and brown sugar. If you've ever eaten a pineapple upside-down cake, you know there's just something amazing about pairing sweet, juicy pineapple with cake. And the brown sugar frosting gives it a warm, rich flavor that goes nicely with the syrupy goodness of pineapple.

Fortunately for the accident-prone cook, unlike a traditional pineapple upside-down cake, this cupcake doesn't require the stealthy move of flipping the cake over once it's baked. Stick a maraschino cherry on top, and sprinkle it with coconut if you want, and you have a mini homage to one of the most popular dessert recipes of all time.

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