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Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Classic pineapple upside-down cake is one of our family’s favorites—deliciously moist, fruity pineapple and cherries cake. Just a few simple ingredients and a yellow cake mix make this a quick and easy cake. Topped with ooey gooey brown sugared caramel pineapple goodness, it just could not be any more delicious.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple cake is always a delicious treat, especially for spring dinners. I like to serve it on Easter after a meal of ham, deviled eggs, Irish Soda Bread, and roasted Brussel sprouts.

I have made this cake for birthdays and served it with whipped cream and ice cream and a cherry on top. It has fruit instead of sugary icing.

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pineapple cake with whipped cream

pineapple cake with whipped cream

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Whenever I serve my pineapple upside cake, I get recipe requests. So I wanted to share with you the best pineapple upside-down recipe using a yellow cake mix.

Before you begin the recipe, I would like to share some helpful tips.

Baking tips

  • Preheat the oven while preparing the cake batter.
  • When baking upside-down cakes. Cut a parchment liner to fit your pan to ensure your cake turns out of the pan neatly.
  • Use the pineapple juices from the canned pineapple to replace the water in the cake mix.
  • Squeeze out the moisture from 1/8 cup canned crushed pineapple to fill in around the pineapple rings and maraschino cherries.
  • Bake according to your baking dish size.
  • Use a toothpick inserted in the center; if it comes out clean, it is finished baking.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before turning the cake out of the pan.

 

Pineapple cake ingredients

Pineapple cake ingredients

Heat butter and brown sugar in a saucepan

Heat butter and brown sugar in a saucepan

Pineapple slices and cherries arrange in a pan over the butter and brown sugar mixture

Pineapple slices and cherries arrange in a pan over the butter and brown sugar mixture

Pineapple Upside-down cake

Easy Pineapple Upside-down cake

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Pineapple Upside-down cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This super moist quick pineapple upside-down cake will be a fast favorite since it is easy and delicious. They will be begging for more.
4.8 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pineapple upside-down cake, Pineapple upside-down cake recipe, upside-down cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 374kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box Yellow cake mix
  • 1 Large can pineapple rings
  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries pitted

Instructions

  • Drain can of pineapple rings conserving the liquid.
  • Drain can of crushed pineapple.
  • Prepare the cake mix according to directions substituting the water.
  • Heat butter and brown sugar in a medium saucepan until butter is melted and the mixture well combined.
  • Using a pastry brush spread butter and brown sugar mixture in the bottom of pans.
  • Arrange pineapple rings on top of the brown sugar mixture.
  • Decorate the pineapple rings with cherries.
  • Pour the cake batter gently over the pineapple and cherries.

Equipment

Mixing bowl
Cake pans
Measuring spoons
Mixing spoon
Silicone pastry brush

Notes

Pineapple upside-down cake

Pineapple upside-down cake

This quick pineapple upside-down cake is going to be one of your favorites go-to recipes. 
Please note:
  • I add a little crushed pineapple to the areas between the pineapple rings.
  • I like to place 1/8 cup of the crushed pineapple into the cake batter after squeezing out all the moisture. 
  • To ensure the pineapple upside-down cake toppings stays on when you turn it out of the pan I cut a circle of parchment paper to line the bottom of the pan as my first step. 

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 387mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 1mg
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My husband loves pineapple upside cake. I'm definitely going to have to try your recipe. Starting to run out of things to do, but this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing. No Easter this year for us because no children will be coming over, but they'll call me on my laptop. Happy Easter and stay healthy... stay safe!!! Have a great day!

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My idea of comfort food. Yum. Amalia xo

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This Pineapple upside down cake looks awesome ! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Just came from Inspire Me Tuesday. Keep safe and blessings. Fabby

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