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


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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


  • 1Melt butter in 9"X 11" baking dish
  • 2Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over entire bottom of dish
  • 3Reserve pineapple juice and place drained pineapples to cover bottom of dish
  • 4Mix cake mix with eggs, oil and substitute pineapple juice to replace water called for in directions
  • 5Pour cake batter over pineapples
  • 6Place 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.
  • 7Allow to cool slightly before serving. I like it warm or cold.

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