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Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe


Looking for an easy and delicious dessert recipe? Check out my Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe! This classic dessert is a crowd-pleaser, and my step-by-step instructions make it a breeze to prepare. With its moist, buttery cake and sweet pineapple and cherry topping, this dessert is sure to become a new favorite. So, grab your apron and get ready to bake!

Hey there, my fellow dessert enthusiasts! Are you ready to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your taste buds with a classic dessert that never goes out of style? Well, get ready to dive into Pineapple Upside-Down Cake!

pineapple upside down cake

I remember the first time I tried this delicious cake at a family gathering. It was love at first bite. The combination of sweet pineapples, tangy cherries, and the moist cake was a party in my mouth! Since then, I have been obsessed with this classic dessert and have been perfecting my recipe over the years.

So, today, I’m excited to share my Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe with you. It’s an easy recipe that only takes 15 minutes of prep time and 30-35 minutes of baking time. Trust me, this dessert is guaranteed to impress your guests and satisfy your cravings!

So, let’s get baking, shall we? Grab your apron, preheat your oven, and make some magic in the kitchen!

Ingredients and Tools You’ll Need to Make Pineapple Upside Down Cake 

Let’s look at the main ingredients in this Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe and how each contributes to the final delicious product. Understanding the role of each ingredient is key to creating a perfectly balanced dessert, and we’re here to explore the science behind it all. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get ready to learn how each ingredient plays a crucial role in creating the ultimate Pineapple Upside Down Cake.


pineapple upside down cake recipe

  • Pineapple Rings: The star of the show! The sweetness of the pineapples and their juicy texture are what make this dessert so unique. They also add a tropical flavor to the irresistible cake.
  • Maraschino Cherries: Not only do they add a pop of color to the cake, but the tangy flavor of the cherries also complements the sweetness of the pineapples perfectly.
  • Butter: Melted butter is used in the topping to create a sticky caramel-like sauce that coats the pineapples and cherries. Butter is also used in the cake batter to add richness and flavor.
  • Brown Sugar: Brown sugar adds sweetness and a caramel flavor to the topping. It also helps to create a gooey texture that pairs well with the pineapples and cherries.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Flour is used as the base of the cake and provides structure to the dessert.
  • Baking Powder: Baking powder helps the cake rise and creates a light and fluffy texture.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt is added to balance out the sweetness of the cake and bring out the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Granulated Sugar: Sugar sweetens the cake and creates a tender crumb.
  • Egg: The egg helps to bind the cake ingredients together and adds richness to the batter.
  • Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract adds flavor and aroma to the cake.
  • Sour Cream: Sour cream is used in the batter to add moisture and create a tender crumb.
  • Pineapple Juice: Pineapple juice is used in the batter to add flavor and moistness to the cake. It also helps to enhance the tropical flavor of the pineapples.

To make this Pineapple Upside Down Cake, you’ll also need a 9-inch round cake pan, mixing bowls, a whisk, an electric mixer, measuring cups and spoons, and a spatula.

How to Make Pineapple Upside-Down Cake 

Are you ready to make the perfect Pineapple Upside Down Cake? Great! Let’s dive right into the recipe and create a dessert that will have everyone begging for seconds. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a beginner, this recipe is easy to follow. It will result in a cake that’s both beautiful and delicious. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get ready to bake!

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease a round 9-inch cake pan.

easy pineapple upside down cake

2. For the topping, melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and stir in the brown sugar until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan.

easy pineapple upside down cake

3. Arrange the pineapple rings in the brown sugar mixture and place a cherry in the center of each pineapple ring.



pineapple upside down cake recipe

4. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

pineapple upside down cake recipe

5. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined.

easy pineapple upside down cake

6. Add the sour cream until well combined.

pineapple upside down cake recipe

7. Add the flour mixture gradually, alternating with the pineapple juice, and mix until combined.

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8. Spoon the batter over the pineapple rings and spread evenly.

9. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes clean.

10. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

11. Place a plate or serving platter on top of the cake and flip it over. Be patient, wait 30-60 seconds for the cake to loosen, and then carefully lift off the pan.

12. Let the cake cool completely and serve with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks for Making the Perfect Upside-Down Cake

Here are some helpful tips and tricks to ensure that your Pineapple Upside Down Cake turns out perfectly:

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  1. Use room temperature ingredients. Letting the butter and egg come to room temperature before mixing will help create a smooth and fluffy batter.
  2. Use a non-stick cake pan. A non-stick cake pan will make it easier to flip the cake without sticking to the pan.
  3. Be patient when flipping the cake. Wait 30-60 seconds before lifting the pan off the cake. This will give the cake time to release from the pan, and you’ll have a perfectly shaped cake.
  4. Slice the pineapple rings thinly. This will help them cook evenly and create a more tender texture.
  5. Drain the pineapple and cherries well. This will prevent the topping from becoming too runny and help the cake bake evenly.
  6. Add some rum or coconut flakes. For a tropical twist, add a splash of rum to the batter or sprinkle some coconut flakes on top of the cake.
  7. Use fresh pineapple. If you have fresh pineapple, feel free to use it instead of canned. Just make sure to slice it thinly and remove the core.
  8. Experiment with different toppings. If you’re feeling adventurous, swap the pineapple and cherries for other fruits, such as peaches, apricots, or mango.



How to Serve Pineapple Upside-Down Cake 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a dessert that is both beautiful and delicious, and it can be served in a variety of ways. Here are some ideas on how to serve this classic dessert:

pineapple upside down cake recipe

  1. Warm: Serve the cake warm straight out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top. The contrast between warm cake and cold ice cream is simply divine!
  2. Room Temperature: If you prefer your cake at room temperature, let it cool completely before serving. Slice it into wedges and serve with a dusting of powdered sugar or a drizzle of caramel sauce.
  3. Chilled: For a refreshing twist, chill the cake in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving. This will make it even more moist and tender, intensifying the flavors.
  4. Individual Servings: Cut the cake into small squares or circles using a cookie cutter and serve them as individual servings. Top each serving with a small dollop of whipped cream and a cherry.
  5. Brunch: Who says Pineapple Upside Down Cake has to be a dessert? Serve it as a sweet and indulgent brunch dish with coffee or tea.

How to Store Pineapple Upside-Down Cake 

If you have any leftovers of this delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake, here are some storage tips to keep it fresh and moist for as long as possible:

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  1. Room Temperature: You can store the cake at room temperature for up to two days, covered tightly with plastic wrap or foil. Be sure to keep it away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
  2. Refrigerator: If you need to store the cake for longer than two days or live in a hot and humid climate, store it in the fridge. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap or foil, and it will last for up to five days.
  3. Freezer: If you have more cake than you can eat, freeze it for up to three months. Wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or foil and place it in an airtight container or freezer bag. To thaw, let it sit at room temperature for a few hours before serving.
  4. Reheating: If you want to enjoy the cake warm, you can reheat it in the microwave or oven. For the microwave, heat on high for 15-20 seconds per slice. For the oven, preheat to 350°F, place the cake on a baking sheet, and heat for 5-10 minutes.

Now that you’ve got the perfect Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe, it’s time to get baking! With its moist, buttery cake and the irresistible sweetness of pineapples and cherries, this dessert will surely become your new favorite. So, whether you’re looking to impress your friends at your next gathering or you just want a sweet treat for yourself, whip up this recipe and get ready for some seriously delicious results. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

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Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe


  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

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Looking for an easy and delicious dessert recipe? Check out our Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe! This classic dessert is a crowd-pleaser, and our step-by-step instructions make it a breeze to prepare. With its moist, buttery cake and sweet pineapple and cherry topping, this dessert is sure to become a new favorite. So, grab your apron and get ready to bake!


Ingredients

Scale

For the Topping:

¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted

½ cup brown sugar, packed

1 can (20 oz) pineapple rings in juice, reserve juice for cake

1 jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries without stems

For the Cake:

1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup sour cream

¼ cup pineapple juice 


Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a round 9 inch cake pan.
  3. For the topping: Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and stir in the brown sugar until smooth. Pour into the prepared pan.
  4. Arrange the pineapple rings in the brown sugar mixture and place a cherry in the center of each pineapple ring.
  5. For the cake: In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined.
  7. Add the sour cream until well combined.
  8. Gradually add the flour mixture, alternating with the pineapple juice, and mix just until combined.
  9. Spoon the batter over the pineapple rings and spread evenly.
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  12. Place a plate or serving platter on top of the cake and flip it over. Be patient and wait 30-60 seconds for the cake to loosen, and then carefully lift off the pan.
  13. Let the cake cool completely and serve with whipped cream if you like.

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30 Comments

  1. Catherine Shane Nava Cabuhat
    07/12/2023 / 9:19 pm

    This upside-down pineapple cake recipe looks ssooo good! I would definitely give it a try as my husband is a baker too. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  2. 07/11/2023 / 3:31 pm

    This looks beautiful! I’m a crap baker though – I have no patience. But my husband loves cooking and gives baking a good attempt! He’s attempted upside down cake before but – well – it didn’t go so great.

  3. 07/10/2023 / 11:40 pm

    Thank you for sharing this delightful recipe for pineapple upside-down cake. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, making it accessible for home bakers. The combination of sweet pineapple and caramelized topping is sure to create a delicious treat. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  4. 07/10/2023 / 9:39 pm

    I’ve never had this or made this – looks like a fun dessert! I should make this with my teens this summer.

  5. 07/10/2023 / 5:00 pm

    I completely agree with you! Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is one of my all-time favourite desserts. The combination of flavours and textures is simply divine. And who can resist a moist and fluffy cake with sweet pineapples and tangy cherries on top? Your recipe sounds fantastic and I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  6. 07/09/2023 / 8:19 pm

    This looks so delicious. I’m going to try it out

  7. 04/24/2023 / 9:01 pm

    I haven’t had one of these in a long time. I was surprised of putting sour cream make the cake moisten. I will have to make one for mother day that will be coming up soon.

  8. Zab Zaria
    04/24/2023 / 4:41 pm

    There’s something new about this recipe for me! I’m glad I found out about it! Thanks!

  9. Blair Villanueva
    04/24/2023 / 12:56 pm

    This cake reminds me of my Mom’s homemade cake, in which she adds more pineapples coz it got a natural sweetness to it. Not everyone loves pineapples, and they didn’t know how much they are missing.

    • 07/14/2023 / 12:06 pm

      This looks so yummy and never tried it before. Would love to try it and make it myself.

  10. 04/22/2023 / 5:53 pm

    I had no idea that adding sour cream will help add moisture to the cake. I must try your recipe. The cake looks so delicious!

  11. 04/22/2023 / 3:14 pm

    Making an upside down cake feels more exciting than making a rightwayup cake hehe. Do you think that this recipe could be adapted to be gluten free?

  12. 04/22/2023 / 2:35 pm

    Nnniiiccceeeee…for a moment there, I thought I was looking at slices of pineapple pizza! I hadn’t seen anything like it before. I look forward to making myself a share of it.

  13. Catalina
    04/22/2023 / 2:15 pm

    This is one of my favorite cakes. I am trying your recipe next time!

  14. Ryan Escat
    04/22/2023 / 1:28 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious and tasty! I love how it looks, so pretty!

  15. 04/22/2023 / 12:36 am

    I have never used sour cream in mine but it does look amazing!

  16. 04/21/2023 / 10:32 pm

    I love pineapple but I’ve never made a pineapple upside-down cake. I need to try this recipe because it looks delicious.

  17. 04/21/2023 / 10:23 pm

    Your recipe for pineapple upside-down cake was a game-changer for me! The step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering pictures made it easy for me to follow along and create a delicious dessert. I appreciate your attention to detail and can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  18. Melissa Cushing
    04/21/2023 / 10:17 pm

    I so love this cake recipe and it was a favorite of mine when my mom would make it. I am pinning this one to make for my own family as it has been too long!

  19. 04/21/2023 / 10:09 pm

    I usually buy pineapple upside down cake from a store or at a restaurant. Making it myself seems like a lot of effort, but it looks/sounds like the rewards are worth the work.

  20. 04/21/2023 / 9:50 pm

    I love pineapple upside-down cake! This one looks amazing and the added cherries really make it pop!

  21. 04/21/2023 / 7:05 pm

    Yummy, I am definitely trying this recipe this weekend. I absolutely love pineapples. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Beth
    04/21/2023 / 5:53 pm

    This is a classic cake recipe that has been around for generations and can be made in a variety of ways. I would love to make it too.

  23. Alita Pacio
    04/21/2023 / 5:52 pm

    Wow, this impressive dessert is easy to make and will become a classic favorite int he house. Thank you

  24. Monica
    04/21/2023 / 5:43 pm

    I love pineapple but I can’t eat it fresh. I’m glad I can try this cake using canned pineapple!

  25. 04/21/2023 / 4:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing this delicious-looking recipe for pineapple upside-down cake! I can’t wait to try it out for myself and share it with my family

  26. 04/21/2023 / 2:23 pm

    Look at those colours! So tasty and such a show piece as well. A great way of impressing guests.

  27. 04/21/2023 / 9:04 am

    Yum. I haven’t had pineapple upside down cake in forever. I’ll have to make one soon.

  28. 04/21/2023 / 6:05 am

    Looks so good! This is one of my favorites! Can’t wait to make this recipe!

  29. Tammy
    04/21/2023 / 5:16 am

    This recipe brought back a lot of great memories. My dad loved Upside Down Cake and he always asked for it for his birthday. I should make on his birthday coming up.

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