Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a timeless classic, and this recipe is an easy crowd pleaser! Plus, it’s so fun to make and it always comes out looking pretty.

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.
Doesn’t this cake just scream 1975 (well, that and dump cake)? I can remember my Mom making it 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

  • Author: Leslie Green
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield Yield: Serves 8 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a timeless classic, and this recipe is an easy crowd pleaser! Plus, it’s so fun to make and it always comes out looking pretty.


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.

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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!

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Dawn
May 30, 2020 2:09 pm

I made your pineapple upside down cake. The batter was very thin. Baked it for 45 minutes and still was not done. What went wrong?

Shae Brown
December 23, 2019 4:03 pm

Excellent recipe! I wish I could add a picture. My family devoured it in one setting. Will definitely be a keeper!

October 23, 2018 5:41 pm

Made this recipe and the pineapple juice made it to mushy not firm like other recipes iv tried before.

Vivina
May 17, 2018 1:26 pm

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.

February 25, 2018 10:44 am

looks very nice and tempting

Sandy Fisher
June 18, 2015 7:23 am

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… Read more »

Becky
September 29, 2014 4:06 am

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

November 15, 2011 9:49 pm

I am forever indebted to you for this inofrmtoain.

Ann
July 27, 2011 1:56 am

What a GREAT recipe! I love pineapple up-side down cake and this one is SO beautiful1 I’m headed to her site now…

Anonymous
July 13, 2011 2:53 pm

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.

Georgia Pellegrini
July 12, 2011 6:50 pm

I've never made a cake like this before but I've always wondered about it. Wonderful guest post!

warmvanillasugar
July 12, 2011 10:57 am

This looks so yummy! Great recipe!

Kathleen
July 12, 2011 2:06 am

Leslie, this looks amazing! I just stumbled it 🙂

Amy J. and Tiffanie A.
July 11, 2011 10:48 pm

Oh my yummy!!! Looks so good, bet it tasted even better than it looked!

SMITH BITES
July 11, 2011 5:23 pm

well i WAS just thinking about making a key lime pie . . . however . . .

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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