Pineapple Upside-down Cake

Pineapple Upside-down Cake Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Bobbie Wilcox


My maternal Grandmother's recipe.

I've made this with crushed,chunk, and tidbit pineapple pieces as well, (my favorite is the tidbits). When I do this, I space out the cherry halves evenly, or omit them. I've also sprinkled on dried cherries before the tidbits.

I omit the salt if I'm using salted butter. Margarine can be used instead.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
45 Min


Add to Grocery List

1/4 c
butter, cold
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 can(s)
20oz pinapple, drained and juice reseved
1 c
pecans, halved
maraschino cherries, drained and halved
3 Tbsp
butter, softened
1 c
1 c
1 dash(es)

How to Make Pineapple Upside-down Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter (or spray with cooking spray) the sides of a 8-10 inch cast iron skillet.
  • 2Melt 1/4C. butter in skillet, over low heat. Pack brown sugar evenly into skillet. Add pineapple rings around the edge of the skillet and in the center.
  • 3Place cherry halves rounded side down in pineapple rings. Add pecan halves and spread out evenly in a single layer and press down on them to help "pack" into the skillet.
  • 4Cream together butter and sugar in a separate bowl with pastry blender until coarse crumbs are formed. Mix in eggs one at a time at low speed. Add flour mix at low speed. Add in 1/3C. reserved pineapple juice, add water if not enough juice.
  • 5Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Pour over ingredients in skillet.
  • 6Bake 35-45 minuets until golden brown on top and toothpick comes out clean. Immediately invert on to plate/platter of greater diameter than skillet used. Wait 5 minutes then remove skillet.

Printable Recipe Card

About Pineapple Upside-down Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtag: #pineapple

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

Kitchen Crew

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

17 Easy Bundt Pan Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

From breakfast to dinner to dessert, there’s a delicious bundt pan recipe for you! We promise, there’s nothing bundt yummy recipes for you below. Great Grandma's Best Banana Bread “One...

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Mmm, there’s just something magical about a tasty chocolate cupcake that just makes our mouths water. We searched high and low on Pinterest for some seriously awesome chocolate cupcake recipes...