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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe -  This is the best pineapple cake recipe online! It's a moist sponge cake caramelized to perfection with brown sugar pineapple rings and cherries.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time28 mins
Cooling Time10 mins
Total Time43 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 390kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsps pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 6-7 fresh pineapple rings or more to create design
  • maraschino cherries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • For the cake batter: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, vanilla extract, eggs and pineapple juice until well mixed. Set aside.
  • Next melt butter to a 9 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • Once melted, whisk in brown sugar and cook for 1 minute.
  • Line the bottom of the butter and sugar mixture with 6 to 7 pineapple rings and cook over medium heat for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Pour cake batter on top of the pineapples.
  • Bake cake for 28-33 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  • Cool cake for 10 minutes then invert the cake onto a serving plate and serve.



Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 192mg | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.4mg