Pineapple Upside Down Cake (in a cast-iron skillet)

Angie R.


After my mother passed away last year, I wanted her cast-iron skillet. I had no idea what I'd make in it...then I found this recipe!

★★★★★ 5 votes
20 Min
40 Min


1/2 c
butter or margarine
1 c
brown sugar, packed
1 can(s)
pineapple slices, drain with juice reserved (20 oz. can)
1 can(s)
pineapple juice (6 oz. can)
maraschino cherries, drained
1/2 c
chopped pecans
1 box
yellow cake mix
1/3 c
vegetable oil

How to Make Pineapple Upside Down Cake (in a cast-iron skillet)


  • 1pre-heat oven to 350*.
  • 2Melt butter in cast-iron skillet over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Arrange pineapple slices over sugar mixture. Place cherries in center of each pineapple slice. Sprinkle with nuts.
  • 3Add reserved pineapple juice and 6 oz. can of pineapple juice together to make 1 1/3 cups juice (If not enough, add water). Pour into large mixing bowl. Add cake mix, eggs and oil. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Pour over fruit in skillet.
  • 4Bake 35-40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Carefully loosen edge of cake with knife. Invert onto serving plate.

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About Pineapple Upside Down Cake (in a cast-iron skillet)

Course/Dish: Cakes