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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This month we’ve taken on a challenge – one that involves blogging through the alphabet. Our theme for the challenge is food. Do you like pineapple upside down cake because we do. Grab our recipe now.

pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Upside down cakes are as much fun to make as they are to eat. Our favorite is pineapple upside down cake.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 364 kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 20 ounce pineapple slices canned, drained, juice reserved
  • 6 ounce maraschino cherries without stems, drained
  • 1 box French Vanilla cake mix Duncan Hines or other brand
  • Vegetable oil amount needed for the cake mix
  • eggs amount needed for the cake mix


  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In 13×9-inch pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Arrange pineapple slices on brown sugar. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice, and arrange remaining cherries around slices; press gently into brown sugar.
  • Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to measure 1 cup. Make cake batter as directed on box, substituting pineapple juice mixture for the water. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.
  • Bake 42 to 48 minutes (44 to 53 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately run knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down onto pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake 5 minutes so brown sugar topping can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Store covered in refrigerator.
Keyword kid friendly

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By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

8 replies on “Pineapple Upside Down Cake”

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I love love love pineapples! And that upside down cake looks scrumptious! Can’t wait to make one myself! Thanks for the recipe!

Your upside down cake looks so delicious! And I love pineapple! Problem is, I can’t bake for the life of me. Truly. Apparently, I don’t know my oven?! Anyway, this looks great, thanks for sharing and happy A-Z blogging!

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