Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe
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15 Reviews
Pineapple and maraschino cherries help form the delicious topping on this upside down cake. Make it your own using pears or peaches as a substitute!
30 min
Prep Time
2:00
Total Time
12 servings

Ingredients

Topping

1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
3/4 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
12 slices
pineapple*, well-drained
1 (10-ounce) jar
maraschino cherries, stems removed

Cake

2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
2/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons
vanilla
3/4 cup
milk
 
*Substitute 1 (16-ounce) can peach or pear slices, well drained.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt 1/3 cup butter in 9x13-inch ungreased baking pan in oven. Stir in 3/4 cup brown sugar. Spread mixture evenly in pan. Arrange 12 pineapple slices on top. Place cherry in center and between each pineapple slice, if desired.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in bowl; set aside. 
  4. Combine 1 cup brown sugar and 2/3 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Continue beating, adding eggs 1 at a time, until well mixed. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating at low speed and scraping bowl often after each addition.
  5. Gently spread batter over pineapple. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Loosen sides of cake from pan by running knife around inside of pan. Invert cake onto serving platter; let stand 5 minutes. Remove pan. Cool completely.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
450
Cholesterol
90mg
Carbohydrates
70g
Protein
4g
Fat
17g
Sodium
340mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I was looking for a recipe without shortening. This one is okay I guess for a starting point for me anyway. I had to tweak the recipe a bit however. So I only used 1 & 1/2 tsp of vanilla. Also in the batter I used 1/4c of brown sugar and 3/4 c granulated sugar instead of the 1c brown sugar it called for. Also I added just a splash of the pineapple juice into the batter. I followed everything else according to recipe though and it came out wonderful.

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I think I've had pineapple upside down cake maybe twice before. Might have been the fresh pineapple in my fridge, but I could not stop thinking about making one. After searching online and my refusal to use a yellow cake mix, I found this recipe. I am so glad I did! It turned out perfect, and was a nice surprise for my boyfriend, who said he couldn't even remember the last time he had it. It was a very tasty change from my usual cookies, brownies and cobblers. Thank you!!

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Very Lovely Recipe. The batter is rich and which makes for a perfectly moist cake with a tender crumb. I baked it 35 minutes and it was ideally done. I think I would use 1 tsp. less vanilla next time as I do not like an overly vanilla-y flavor. I also would used crushed pineapple on top instead of the rings which I think makes for easier eating since you don't have to cut the rings apart since the cake is so tender as it is. The topping is so perfectly caramel-ly and crisp. So very yummy! I made it for my son's birthday last night and now will have another piece for breakfast!!!

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I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out horrible. I wondered about the only sweetener in the cake being 1 cup of brown sugar but I went ahead and made it that way. This was for a church potluck and I ended up dumping it in the trash there at church. It tasted like a biscuit with pineapple on it. Was the recipe that was posted missing an ingredient?

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Easy, fast, delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I found fresh pineapples for $.99/ each to use instead of canned. Yummy!

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This is the best upside down cake I've made. I substituted pineapples with pears and it was delicious. Very easy to make as well!

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Made this cake with my 8 yr old niece. She liked it but I didn't. The cake had no flavor and it was crumbly too. Really disappointed! Will use my old recipe that I have saved.

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Not only was it easy to make, it taste as good as it looked. I added fresh pineapples chunks on top along with the canned slices and a few tablespoons of pineapple juice to the cake batter. AMAZING! !!!!

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I decided to use this recipe because it didn't require much ingredients and my husband loves this cake and requested it upon his arrival from deployment. To my surprise it was so delicious he didn't even want to share with me 😋😋... The only thing I did different was use white sugar (for the cake part only)

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Followed exactly. Turned out excellent. I want to try with different fruits next time

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Easy and absolutely DELICIOUS!! Thank you for sharing it.

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I made this recipe because I accidentally bought crushed pineapples instead a chunks for my fruit salad. I used a 20 oz can of crushed pineapple for this recipe. Also, I used cake flour (for a lighter, fluffy cake, due to less protein in cake flour as oppose to all purpose flour) and added a splash of the pineapple juice (I am honestly not sure if this even made a difference to the flavor). I liked this recipe, and would have rated it a perfect five stars, but I baked the cake for 40 minutes, which I feel made it a little dry. I am extremely critical on my baking, and would suggest the 30-35 minute bake time. Great recipe, and will make again. Only next time on purpose. Thank you, Land O'Lakes for this recipe. Cheers from Texas :)

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Easy and delicious. I am making this for my boyfriend for his birthday cake. You can't go wrong with this recipe!

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IT WAS GREAT EASEY AND I LOVED IT

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Excellent. This was easy to put together, the topping was just sweet enough and the cake was moist and tender. Will make again.

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I've made this cake many times over the past few years and it has been a huge hit every time! This cake is simple to make and will not dissappoint i guarantee that!

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Very, very delicious!!! Cake is rich and moist!

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