Semi-Homemade Upside Down Pineapple Cake

by - 4/10/2012 04:30:00 AM

One of my favorite treats to make is semi-homemade upside down pineapple cake. This has been a huge hit in my family for many years. This year I did not make any big dinner(I actually did not cook at all) so I decided that I was going to make my famous upside down pineapple cake. I woke up early Sunday morning and started baking. I had all of the ingredients from a prior trip to the grocery store or a least I thought I did. When it was time to layer my ingredients in the pan, I noticed once I opened the can of pineapple. That it was actually crushed pineapple and not sliced pineapple. I knew I was not going to the store. I did a quick search in my cabinets and to my surprise. I had a can of sliced pineapple just waiting for meJ. I was super happy! I proceeded with the baking process and the cake was ready shortly after. The aroma that filled my home was just simply delightful. I decided that I was not going to actually flip the cake until Monday. Well, my family had their own plans J. When I left the house Monday morning, I noticed that ¼ of the cake was gone. I chuckled I thought to myself (wow, I was going to flip the cake today …you guys couldn’t wait) When I arrived home, I noticed that half of the cake was gone at this point I burst out laughing. The Mr. Stated that it was not him, I immediately knew who it was. It was my little brother J. I was actually honored, I knew for him to eat half of the cake in less than 24 hours it had to be good. I finally had the chance last night to flip and cut my parents a slice, wrap a slice for our little guy, and put a slice a way for the Mr. That was it, the upside down pineapple cake was ALL GONE. The only slice I had was the one pictured above. When, I ate my slice of cake. I immediately knew why my brother ate half of the cake. This upside down pineapple cake was extremely moist and flavorful.
 Recipe adapted from  via

1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices in juice, drained, juice reserved
1 jar (6 oz) maraschino cherries without stems, drained
1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
Vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In 13x9-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.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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

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  1. hi there my friend -- i am sitting here with the flu -- tummy ache -- headache and such but some how i am WANTING a piece of this cake!!! : ) it looks fabulous and i can just taste that YUMMY pineapple all gooey with brown sugar! mmmmmmmmGOOD! sending hugs...

  2. Mmmmmm....this is one of my mother's favorite cakes to make. As a matter of fact, my uncle just requested she make one for their bday party next week. Sooo yummy!

  3. I adore pineapples! Will definitely have to make this! Thank you for the visit and sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Wishing you a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

  4. Mrs. Delightful

    This recipe makes good muffins too! A colorful spring time recipe.

  5. I know they taste good, but I have never made it before. Sounds like a fun recipe to make, though. Thanks for linking up with us at Kids in the Kitchen. Can't wait to see what you make next week. See you then:)

  6. Wao, it seems so yummy! thanks for sharing dear!

  7. My mouth is watering ;) Thanks so much for sharing at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  8. Semi-homemade is a great way to go! thank you so much for linking up with Kids in the Kitchen!

  9. My brother could make a mean upside down cake and I think it was just like yours. Love the pic!

  10. Thanks for linking up this week. This looks amazing. I love Pineapple Upside Down cake. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you back every week.


  11. This looks fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  12. Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe. It's looks so good. Have to make it.


  13. Yummy! Yummy! I have never made a pineapple upside down cake...might have to try this!

  14. This looks good! Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

  15. This looks just like my grandmothers pineapple upside down cake, brings back memories, thanks for linking up at Heavenly Treats


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