Skillet ~ Pineapple Inside / Upside Down Cake

Cassie *


Can you tell we love, love, love pineapple?..what's not to love...the more the merrier, such as the case with this cake...not only pineapple on top, but inside as well... and I love the beautiful presentation this type of cake gives...

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★★★★★ 5 votes

15 Min
45 Min



  • 1 - 20 oz
    can, pineapple slices, drained - save juice
  • small jar(s)
    maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 6 - 7 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • CAKE

  • 1 c
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    ap flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1- 20 oz
    can crushed pineapple, drained - make sure between both cans of pineapple you have about 3/4 cup juice saved

How to Make Skillet ~ Pineapple Inside / Upside Down Cake


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degree F.

    Spray either a 10 inch oven safe skillet or cake pan...could probably get away with a 9 inch.
  2. In a small sauce pan; over medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar - until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbly. ( forgot to get a pic )
  3. Pour mixture into prepared pan.

    Now arrange your pineapple slices. overlapping if need be to fit. Place a cherry inside each ring of pineapple. Set aside.
  4. For the cake:

    Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.

    Now, in a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Mix in vanilla. Add one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Now, mix in half of the flour mixture, just until combined. Add 3/4 cup pineapple juice and the crushed pineapple; beat to combine. Add remaining flour.
  6. Spread the batter over the pineapples in the pan...I take big dollops of batter and place all around, then spread out evenly.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden and wooden pick comes out clean.
  8. Wait about 5 minutes, then place your serving dish on top of the pan, flip over. Rearrange your pineapples and cherries if any be stuck to the bottom of skillet.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature..

    It's sooooooo good...Enjoy!

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About Skillet ~ Pineapple Inside / Upside Down Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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