Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Delicious traditional pineapple cake inverted after baking to reveal caramelized mosaic layer of pineapple slices and maraschino cherries on top. It is such a decadent and moist cake that doesn’t call for any big decorations or frosting.

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Yield: 6-7 servings

Cooking Time-: 45 mins

  1. Unsalted butter-1/4 cups
  2. Light Brown sugar-1 cup
  3. Pineapple slices-7
  4. Maraschino cherries-7-10
  5. All purpose flour-1 1/2 cups
  6. Granulated Sugar-1 cup
  7. Unsalted butter-1/2 cup
  8. Eggs-2
  9. Pineapple juice/milk- 1/2 cup
  10. Salt-1/2 tsp
  11. Baking powder-1 1/2 tsps
  12. Vanilla extract-1 tsp


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • You need a 9″ non stick cake pan or a round iron skillet.
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter and brown sugar in the cake pan and mix well.
  • Arrange the pineapple slices on the caramelized pan.
  • Place the cherries in the center of the pineapple slices.
  • For the cake, in a large mixing bowl, sift in flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a second bowl, cream together room temperature butter and sugar.
  • Once the mixture is pale and fluffy, add the eggs one by one and beat well.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Now add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture alternating with the pineapple juice.
  • Combine well using a cake mixer
  • Gently pour the cake batter over the pineapple slices in the pan.
  • Bake the cake for about 40 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


  • Once out of the oven, immediately run a knife along the sides of the cake.
  • Place a serving plate upside down onto the pan and turn the plate and pan over.
  • Leave the pan on top of the cake for about 5 min until all the sugar syrup drizzle down the cake.
  • Now remove the pan and cool cake for half an hour. Serve warm or cold.

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