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


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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes