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drema's southern pineapple upside down cake

(7 ratings)
Recipe by
Drema Bryant
High Point, NC

A super recipe that is quick and easy and who doesn't love pineapple? I have kept all my Momaw's iron skillets so I only use them for skillet cornbread, grits and pineapple upside down cake! That's the southern in me! I hope you will try and enjoy this quick dessert for our fast-paced lives!

(7 ratings)
yield 8 -10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 50 Min

Ingredients For drema's southern pineapple upside down cake

  • 1 pkg
    pineapple upside down cake mix (or you can use your own original cake recipe)
  • 1 can
    crushed pineapple, drained (reserve liquid) -small can
  • 1 can
    sliced pineapple, drained (reserve liquid) -large can
  • 1 jar
    maraschino cherries
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, light
  • 1/2 stick
    margarine or butter
  • 1 lg
    iron skillet, ungreased

How To Make drema's southern pineapple upside down cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place margarine or butter in skillet. Place in oven until melted, hot and bubbling.
  • 2
    Meanwhile mix cake mix according to directions on box. Add in crushed pineapple and hand stir gently until mixed well. Replace the water with the reserved pineapple juice. (Add any water to adjust the juice to the directions amount for liquid) Set aside.
  • 3
    Remove skillet from oven. Immediately crumble brown sugar all over the bottom of skillet. Place cherries cut in half (rounded side down) in sugar mixture. Add sliced pineapple on top of each cherry half. About 5 slices should fit in pan and 1 in the center. Press slices down into the sugar mixture well. Pour cake batter over top.
  • 4
    Adjust over to 375 degrees and bake for approximately 50 minutes or according to package directions. When finished remove from oven and let set for about 10 minutes. Using a knife, careully go around edges of cake. Place your cake or serving platter over bottom of skillet (and using a mitten) flip your cake over and let set for 10 more minutes. Lift off the southern skillet gently. Cake should come out with everything intact. Yum Yum Enjoy! ps - If you have extra pineapple juice - pierce or prick holes in your cake and drizzle the juice over the holes. Oh my goodness - it is so Gooood!

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