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easy pineapple coconut upside-down cake

Recipe by
MaryLee Y
Reston, VA

This is so quick and tasty. Use the chunks or the rings with cherries, your choice. Maybe make a whipped cream flavored with rum extract. I love cast iron since it can go from on top of burner and right into the oven, but you can make it in a regular pan. Just be careful when melting butter and brown sugar

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy pineapple coconut upside-down cake

  • 1 box
    duncan hines yellow cake mix
  • 3
  • 1 can
    20oz. pineapple chunks
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 stick
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 stick
    butter salted or unsalted, your choice

How To Make easy pineapple coconut upside-down cake

  • 1
    Pre heat oven to 350° Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet, then add the brown sugar and dissolve. Take off heat and place the chunks on the brown sugar. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup over the top. Put aside
  • 2
    Now in a strainer over a bowl, drain the pineapple chunks and save the juice
  • 3
    Next, in a large bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, oil and mix until smooth.
  • 4
    Then take the pineapple juice you saved and measure in a measuring cup up to a cup and use that instead of water. If not enough juice add enough water to equal 1 cup.
  • 5
    Add juice (or water) to the mix and then add the coconut. Mix well . Feel free to up the quantity of the coconut up to scant 2 cups. I usued add an overflowing cup. Mix well until coconut is incorporated.
  • 6
    Slowly pour the mix over the brown sugar and pineapple in the pan. Carefully place in the oven. Bake about 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • 7
    When done, loosen the cake and place a large plate over the cake and flip cake onto the pan. Allow it to remain for a few minutes then remove the pan. Serve warm or room temp

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