Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  • Yield : 1 - 9" round cake
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 50m
  • Ready In : 1:15 h

Simple ingredients, quick to make, and moist and flavorful, this pineapple upside down cake is sure to become a family favorite dessert.

Be forewarned – this only serves 2 LOL (I’m kidding – but you will want to eat the whole thing!!). It will not last!


  • 5 tbsps butter
  • 1 - 19 oz. can pineapple rings with juice
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, processed fine
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 F. Drain pineapple and reserve juice.

Step 2

Melt 5 tbsps. butter in 9" round cake pan and spread brown sugar evenly on top.

Step 3

Arrange pineapple rings in pan, reserving 2 or 3 rings (I had 3 left over from mine). Chop up extra rings. Put aside.

Step 4

In large bowl, cream butter and sugar for 1 minute. Add vanilla, egg, and chopped pineapple rings. Mix well. Put aside.

Step 5

In another bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder, and nuts together.

Step 6

Alternate adding flour mix and pineapple juice to butter and sugar mixture.

Step 7

Scoop batter over pineapple, level out gently using a spatula.

Step 8

Bake 45 - 50 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes and invert.

Comments (7)

  1. posted by Albina on March 20, 2015

    thank you for the recipe! cake looks delicious!

  2. posted by tamara m (@tamara2go) on March 21, 2015

    Awesome recipe, I can’t wait to try it, I have never made this cake before but always wanted to! Thanks for sharing!

  3. posted by cherri h on March 21, 2015

    Thank you for the recipe.

  4. posted by Anna on March 22, 2015

    This looks good, my aunt used to make cake like this.

  5. posted by Kim Hampton on March 23, 2015

    Looks so good!

  6. posted by Alpsnailart on March 26, 2015

    Looks so yummilicious. I would definitely try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. posted by denise low on March 26, 2015

    This pineapple looks delicious. My mom use to make it for us all the time. Thank you for the recipe


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