Oldie but a goodie Pineapple upside down cake

Michele Osborne


This was the first cake I learned how to make. My mother in law drains a can of crushed pineapple and adds it to the cake batter. Yummy

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10 Min
40 Min


1 box
yellow cake mix that uses water instead of oil
1 can(s)
pineapple slices reserve juice
1 jar(s)
marachino cherries
1 1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed (enough to cover the bottom of the pan)
1 c
chopped walnuts
1 stick

How to Make Oldie but a goodie Pineapple upside down cake


  • 1In a 13x9x2 pan melt the margarine
  • 2When margarine is melted sprinkle brown sugar over margarine. This should cover the bottom of the pan
  • 3Arrange pineapples on top of the brown sugar.
  • 4Place 1 cherry in center of the pineapple rings.
  • 5Sprinkle walnuts over top
  • 6Prepare cake batter as directed on box using reserved juice in place of water
  • 7Pour batter over top of the fruit.
  • 8Tap bottom of cake to remove air bubbles. Bake 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. Check top of cake. When knife inserted comes out clean it is done.
  • 9Immediately top with serving plate or cookie sheet lined with foil. CAREFULLY flip the cake.
  • 10Raise pan off cake. Please be careful the steam can get ya. Rearrange any fruit that had shifted. Allow to cool. This will scald you and that is not fun.

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About Oldie but a goodie Pineapple upside down cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American