Pineapple & Cream Cheese Upside Down Cake

Recipe Rating:
 9 Ratings
Serves: 16 servings
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Cooking Method: Bake


1/4 c butter, melted (i doubled)
1/2 c packed brown sugar (i doubled)
1 can(s) (20 oz) dole pineapple slices,drained
8 marachino cherries
1 pkg (9 oz) yellow cake mix ( i used a regular sized cake mix )
2 pkg (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 pkg (3.0 oz) lemon gelatin
2 eggs

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Cassie * Recipe
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Great state of, PA
Member Since Dec 2011
Cassie's notes for this recipe:
I found the recipe in a flyer I get every week with coupons...This was attached to a coupon for Dole sliced pineapples...

I made this cake this morning. It went together very easily... It turned out beautifully. Enjoy!!!

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Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch spring form pan with nonstick cooking spray.


If using a regular sized cake mix, use a larger spring form pan, and increase the baking time, at least by 15 minutes. ( I used a regular mix and a 9.5 inch pan ). Keep checking it with a wooden pick in the center till comes out clean.
Stir together melted butter and brown sugar in pan. ( I doubled this )
Place 8 pineapple slices in sugar mixture. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice; cut remaining 2 slices of pineapple in half and place decoratively around slice in center of the pan.
Prepare cake mix according to the package directions.
Pour half cake batter evenly over pineapple.
Beat cream cheese, lemon gelatin and eggs in bowl of an electric mixer until smooth.
Spread cream cheese mixture gently over cake mix.
Pour remaining cake mix over cheese cake in pan.

I wrapped the pan in foil, as it was leaking a bit after 10 minutes of baking.
Bake 65 to 75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. ( if using a regular sized cake mix as I did..add an additional 10 - 15 minutes on the baking time than what the original recipe called for).
Cool 5 minutes. Loosen edges and turn out onto serving platter

The cake was delicious..I will be making this again for Easter.

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user Leila Rockwell leilaroc - Mar 16, 2013
Cassie this sounds excellent and just may have to make it myself. Thanks for posting it and will be looking forward to seeing your cake picture on here.
user Cassie * 1lovetocook1x - Mar 16, 2013

I thought it sounded wonderful also..I have everything for it...I will make it as it states..but wondering if there is enough brown sugar, butter for the bottom...will see..can't wait to make it're welcome too!
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Mar 16, 2013
Cassie - this cake has all the ingredients I love in a cake; cream cheese, pineapple, brown sugar, and pineapple..Thank you for posting this recipe.Pinched
user JeanneMarie Simerly jmas - Mar 16, 2013
well my favorit cake with a twist how interesting. let me know how it comes out

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