Simply deliscious moist pineapple upside down cake

Cindy Rice


For old fashioned goodness, that you'll keep going back for more, try this..I promise you won't regret it..:) quick, easy, and clean up is a snap..soooo..yummy..:)
When your family is bugging you for some home baked goodies, but you really don't feel like getting into your baking mojo...this is a good go to dessert..:) no work at all..:)


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20 Min
50 Min


  • 2cups
    pineapple, drained, in natural juices..:)
  • 2tbl.
  • 1/2 cup
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 1/2 cup
    flour( ap)
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp.
  • 1/3 c.
    shortening( i used unrefined coconut oil)
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla, pure extract( i use the vanilla paste)
  • 2/3 c

How to Make Simply deliscious moist pineapple upside down cake


  1. Melt butter in a round 9 1/2 inch baking pan..stir in the brown suger..
    Arrange chunked pineapple in pan over the butter/brown suger mixture..( I usually stir it all up and then even it out nicely..), also prefer crushed pineapple..but I think the chunked works just as well),
  2. Combine flour, baking powder & salt. Set aside..
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat shortening 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat till well combined..
  4. Add egg and vanilla..beat 1 minute.
  5. Add dry ingredients alternately w/milk to beaten mixture( shortening mixture), beating after each addition..
  6. Very carefully spread in pan over pineapple chunks..smoothing it out evenly..
  7. Bake in 350° oven for 50-55 minutes..( check it after 40 min.) till a nice golden color..
    Cool in pan for 5 minutes..invert into serving plate..serve warm..makes 8 servings..enjoy
  8. NOTE: you can easily turn this into rhubarb upside cake..which w/following this the bomb..even if ya don't like rhubarb..:)
    Just use 2 cups fresh or frozen rhubarb, cut up into 1/2-1 inch pieces..
  9. Enjoy..:)
    Incidentally..I've made it w/both..
  10. P.s. When I made this..( the one in the picture.) ..I only had one can of chunked pineapple..I just every spaced it out, the best I could..;)

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About Simply deliscious moist pineapple upside down cake

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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