Pineapple upside down cake like Mama made

Judy Manning


I've made this cake for years and it's always a hit, it's even good cold for breakfast. It's simple and uses cake mix. It signify's good old fashioned farm house cooking to me.


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15 Min
55 Min


  • 1 box
    yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick
    real salted butter
  • 1 can(s)
    pineapple slices drained (reserve juice)
  • 1 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 3 large
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil

How to Make Pineapple upside down cake like Mama made


  1. Melt butter in 9"X 11" baking dish
  2. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over entire bottom of dish
  3. Reserve pineapple juice and place drained pineapples to cover bottom of dish
  4. Mix cake mix with eggs, oil and substitute pineapple juice to replace water called for in directions
  5. Pour cake batter over pineapples
  6. Place in 350 degree oven until browned and top springs back (aproximately 55 minutes. If top is browning too fast cover for last 10 minutes with foil.
  7. Allow to cool slightly before serving. I like it warm or cold.

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