~ Pineapple Pecan Upside Down Cake ~

Cassie *


Another version of pineapple upside down cake. I love experimenting with different ingredients, by the addition of pecans, buttermilk and cinnamon. The cinnamon was subtle but gave the cake awesome flavor. What a moist little cake I ended up with!

Family tested and absolutely approved with seconds...lol

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6 - 8
10 Min
45 Min


3/4 c
packed brown sugar
1/4 c
1 can(s)
drained pineapple rings - you will need at least 7 rings - reserve 1/4 cup juice
1/4 - 1/2 c
chopped pecans
7 - 8
maraschino cherries - drained
1 3/4 c
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 c
butter, softened - unsalted
3/4 c
2 large
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 c
each - buttermilk and pineapple juice

How to Make ~ Pineapple Pecan Upside Down Cake ~


  • 1In a 9 - 10 inch cast iron skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar until it's all wet with butter.

    Place a pineapple ring in the center, then remaining rings evenly around center one. Place a cherry in the center of each ring. Fill in any bare spots with pecans.
  • 2Preheat oven ton350 degree F.

    In a medium bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter with the sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in the vanilla.
  • 3Sift together, flour, salt baking powder and cinnamon.
  • 4In a glass measuring cup, add the milk and pineapple juice.

    Start beating in the flour mixture alternating with the milk/ pineapple mixture, until all is incorporated.

    Carefully, spread batter evenly over pineapples. Place in preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes or until puck comes out clean.
  • 5Cool for 10 minutes, then with a thin, sharp knife, run around the inside edge of cake. Invert onto a plate and remove skillet.
  • 6Cool, slice and enjoy!!

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About ~ Pineapple Pecan Upside Down Cake ~

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #easy, #pineapple, #pecans, #cake