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crushed pineapple upside-down cake

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Lyn Starr
Bakersfield, CA

Getting more pineapple in every bite, led me to the crushed pineapple. I love the canned in "it's own juice" because I can control the sweetness and the love of brown sugar!! YUMMM!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a super simple pineapple upside-down cake, that's just a little different. Using crushed pineapple ensures you get pineapple in every bite. In the baking process, the pineapple and brown sugar crystallize a bit. Walnuts add flavor and crunch. The super moist cake part is filled with flavor from the pineapple juice. While this isn't your traditional pineapple upside-down cake, it's just as good.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 10 -12
prep time 5 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For crushed pineapple upside-down cake

  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix (not pudding)
  • 1 can
    crushed pineapple, in it's own juice (20 oz)
  • 1 stick
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 3/4 c
    walnut pieces
  • 3 lg
  • 1/2 c

How To Make crushed pineapple upside-down cake

Test Kitchen Tips
A little of the pineapple stayed in the bottom of the pan but that's no big deal. Just scoop it out and spread it on the cake.
  • Melting butter in a baking dish in the oven.
    Heat oven to 325. 9x13" baking dish, melt butter in the oven.
  • Stirring brown sugar into melted butter.
    Remove the baking dish from the oven after the butter is melted. Add 1 cup brown sugar and stir.
  • Draining crushed pineapple.
    Drain pineapple in a sieve over a 4-cup measuring cup; reserving pineapple juice.
  • Pineapple and nuts added to the brown sugar.
    Add pineapple to brown sugar; mix and spread evenly. Sprinkle walnuts liberally over pineapple.
  • Water, oil, and eggs whisked together.
    Add water to pineapple juice to make 1 cup; then add oil and eggs. Whisk together well.
  • Pineapple juice mixture poured into cake mix.
    Pour pineapple into the cake mix.
  • Mixing batter.
    Mix well.
  • Cake batter poured over pineapple.
    Pour the cake mix slowly and evenly over the pineapple mixture.
  • Baking the cake in the oven.
    Bake until cake is done, about 40-45 minutes.
  • Cooling the cake.
    Cool slightly and turn out onto platter (scooping up any topping left in dish and spread back on the cake).