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pineapple upside down cake

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Marianne Gleason
Cincinnati, OH

This uses a box cake mix and is so easy, you don't have to wait for a special occasion to make it. I also use crushed pineapple on top of the pineapple rings for extra deliciousness.

★★★★★ 2
serves 8-10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pineapple upside down cake

  • 1 stick
    butter or margarine
  • 1-1 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix
  • pineapple juice, reserved from can
  • 1 can
    pineapple rings
  • 1 can
    crushed pineapple
  • 1 jar
    maraschino cherries

How To Make pineapple upside down cake

  • 1
    I prepare this in my cast iron dutch oven. Melt the butter in the pan. Cover bottom of pan with brown sugar, enough to be about a half inch deep. Amount may vary depending on the size pan you use. Drain both cans of pineapple and reserve the juice. Lay pineapple rings on top of brown sugar and butter mixture. Place a cherry inside each pineapple ring. Now use the crushed pineapple to fill in all the spaces. This should cover most of the pineapple rings.
  • 2
    Prepare cake mix according to the package directions, except replace the water with pineapple juice. Pour batter into pan over pineapple.
  • 3
    Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until cake is set. Time also varies with size of pan.
  • 4
    When cake is finished, remove from oven. Let set for about 5 minutes and then invert pan onto a serving dish.