Pineapple Upsidedown Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a classic and this recipe is an easy crow pleaser!

Today I have the super funny, super cute Leslie from The Hungry Housewife!
If you haven’t been to her site you’re missing out, I have been a reader of hers for a LONG time!
I especially love her vlogs..she cracks me up everytime.
ANND she posted this recipe a while back that I am literally OBSESSED with.  It’s called Ice Cream Bread and you only need 2 ingredients: ice cream and flour..yes, I am serious. That’s called genius, people.
Hi there. Fancy meeting you here on the ever so fabulous site..Cookies and Cups. Shelly was kind enough to ask me to do a guest post and I just couldn’t turn down the opportunity to make an appearance on her site. My name is Leslie Green and I write the food blog, The Hungry Housewife..feel free to stop by my blog and say HI when you get a chance.
Pineapple Upside-Down cake…doesn’t it just scream 1975 (well, that and dump cake)? I can remember my Mom making pineapple upside-down cake all the time. I am sure she made it from scratch, but I am lazy and have laundry up to my waist, so I am happy to take a short cut every once in a while, especially if the short cut provides delicious results. However, I am sure that if I poured melted brown sugar and butter over cardboard it would be delicious.
This is a super easy cake to throw together, pop in the oven and impress your guests with little effort.
I suggest using fresh pineapple slices if you can get your hands on them, however using canned is totally acceptable 🙂
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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upsidedown Cake

  • Author: Leslie Green

Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 1/3 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (20 oz) can Sliced Pineapple
  • Maraschino Cherries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small sauce pan melt the butter.
  3. Pour the butter into into a 9 x 13 pan and sprinkle the brown sugar over the melted butter.
  4. Arrange the pineapple slices in the pan in nice little neat rows. Add 1 cherry in the middle of each pineapple slice.
  5. In a mixer bowl, mix cake mix, pineapple juice, oil, eggs and vanilla on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  6. Pour the cake batter into the pan over the pineapple.
  7. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cook in the pan for 5 minutes. Invert onto your serving dish.
PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE
1 box Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
1 1/3 cup Pineapple Juice
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
3 large Eggs
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
2/3 cup butter
1 2/3 cup brown sugar
1 (20 oz) can Sliced Pineapple or fresh pineapple slices
Maraschino Cherries
Preheat oven to 350.
In a small sauce pan melt the butter.
Pour the butter into into a 9 x 13 pan and sprinkle the brown sugar over the melted butter.
Arrange the pineapple slices in the pan in nice little neat rows. Add 1 cherry in the middle of each pineapple slice.
In a mixer bowl, mix cake mix, pineapple juice, oil, eggs and vanilla on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
Pour the cake batter into the pan over the pineapple.
Bake for 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Invert onto your serving dish.
DIG IN!
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Thanks Leslie!!  Now go say HI!

29 Responses

  1. Kristan

    Love this cake!! My mom always made it and I haven't had a piece in sooo long. I'm putting this on my list for this Summer!!

  2. Barbara | Creative Culinary

    I always use a cast iron skillet too but I love pineapple upside down cake so much I don't imagine it would matter what it's baked in for me. But I did think the other day that my next must have some bourbon…oh that crust, gooey business around the pineapples with a bit of bourbon. Yum.

    Although I typically make cakes today from scratch, this recipe is almost spot on to the one I've used for years with a boxed mix, down to putting in some pineapple juice. Craving now. Thanks for reminding me; one of my favorite cakes ever!

  3. Trish - Sweetology101

    This is a GREAT post…I just love this cake, it reminds me of my aunt who always brought this. love it.

  4. Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany)

    Upside down cakes are a great way to go if your bored with normal ones. I love the colours that the cherries add!

  5. Food Glorious Food!

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing… needed some easy recipe to impress my visiting sister -law… this is perfect!

  6. Anonymous

    I have made this cake many times and there are always aguments on the size of the pieces, so what I have recently done is bought a big cupcake pan, and made the cake into cupcakes, turns our great and there are no arguments over "she got a bigger piece of pineapple" or that one is bigger.

  7. Becky

    My husband’s favorite, only I use crushed pineapple. Pineapple in every bite so no one complains about getting more or less pineapple. Yummy!

  8. Sandy Fisher

    I have always loved this cake. I make it in my iron skillet. No need to melt the butter in a sauce pan first when using the iron skillet. When I lived and worked in Ohio the company I worked for raised money for the hungry once a month for a week having the employees bake items daily that we would bring in and sell by the slice, bar cookie etc. These funds would then be donated or used to buy packaged food and donated to the food banks. I was always asked to bring one of these cakes in for the sale because everyone loved it so much. I even had some of them request that I bring a whole cake in for them to purchase and take home which increased the amount of money going towards the food bank.

  9. Vivina

    I made this today using mangoes on the bottom rather than pineapple. I love mangoes & had some I wanted to use. I took it to a luncheon & the entire thing was consumed & everyone bragged about how amazing it was.

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