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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Pineapple Upside Down Cake – The best, most tender and delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe - The best, most tender and delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake! Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a classic American Cake made with a moist cake batter and a flavorful buttery topping of pineapple rings

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a classic American Cake made with a moist cake batter and a flavorful buttery topping of pineapple rings.

Spring, is that you out there?!? Holy sun, I missed you!

This morning I woke up at my usual 6-ish, had a cup of coffee, a bowl of cereal, and I took off. I was standing in front of the grocery store waiting for them to open at 7 am. I was there to pick up whatever I could find that would remind my kitchen of warmer days.

I saw some apples and pears. I also tasted the berries… um, no taste!

I kept moving along the produce aisle and I laid my eyes on some pineapples. They looked really good – perfect golden color, they were firm, and they had a yummy sweet smell. I put one in my basket, paid for it, and came home.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe - The best, most tender and delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake! Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a classic American Cake made with a moist cake batter and a flavorful buttery topping of pineapple rings

What are the ingredients for pineapple upside down cake?

  1. fresh pineapple
  2. butter
  3. light brown sugar
  4. pineapple juice
  5. flour
  6. sugar
  7. baking powder
  8. salt
  9. eggs
  10. vanilla

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Topping

How do you make a pineapple upside down cake?

  1. Mix melted butter with the brown sugar and pineapple juice.
  2. Pour the brown sugar mixture in the bottom of a cake pan.
  3. Arrange pineapple rings on top and set aside.
  4. Stir together flour, salt, granulated sugar, and baking powder.
  5. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  6. Beat egg yolks until lemony yellow.
  7. Stir in pineapple juice, vanilla, and melted butter.
  8. Add this mixture to the flour mixture.
  9. Gently fold in the egg whites.
  10. Pour prepared batter over pineapple rings in the cake pan.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes.

PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE SLICE

And once Ana went to take her nap, Mama made herself a fresh pot of coffee to enjoy with a piece of this amazing pineapple upside down cake! I just wish it was Sunday, my “Eat Whatever The Heck You Want Day”, so I could have a few more slices.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

The best, most tender and delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake! Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a classic American Cake made with a moist cake batter and a flavorful buttery topping of pineapple rings

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake recipes, chocolate desserts, pineapple upside down cake recipe, pineapples
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 364 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 fresh pineapple – peeled , cored, and sliced into rings
  • 12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted, divided
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice , divided
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs , separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter, but keep the sticks separated. That is, melt 1 whole stick in one bowl, and the other half of a stick in another bowl.
  3. Brush a little bit of the butter on the inside of a 9 inch cake pan.
  4. Mix half of a stick of butter (4 tablespoons), melted, with the brown sugar and add in 1/4 cup of the pineapple juice.
  5. Pour the brown sugar mixture in the bottom of the cake pan.
  6. Arrange the pineapple rings on top of the brown sugar mixture. Set pan aside.
  7. Stir together the flour, salt, white sugar, and baking powder.
  8. Separate the eggs.
  9. Beat the whites until stiff.
  10. Beat the yolks until lemony yellow.
  11. Stir in the remaining pineapple juice, vanilla, and remaining melted butter.
  12. Add this mixture to the flour mixture.
  13. Gently fold in the egg whites.
  14. Pour batter over the top of the brown sugar and pineapple rings.
  15. Bake for 30 minutes.
  16. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  17. Remove it by covering up the pan tightly with a serving dish and invert so that the pineapple side is up.
Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 15

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 Slice)
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Potassium 266mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 36g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 10.9%
Vitamin C 54.6%
Calcium 7.7%
Iron 8.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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57 Responses
  1. Julia

    Directions look simple enough and cake looks delicious…but, who has actually made it and tasted it?… I want to hear from them…

  2. I feel exactly the same about fruits this time of year! Apples and pears are fall/winter fruits, and it’s pointless to buy berries and cherries, even with the sale signs. They’re just not in season.

    Pineapple upside-down cake is good any time of year, though. Looks delicious!

  3. Beautiful pic. Looks moist, sweet, and delicious. One of my favorite desserts and anything with pineapple! So sorry to hear you can’t get your hands on any good berries, I have been on a lucky streak I guess…blueberries are huge and sweet!

    Okay also I want to let you know that I have been tagged in a game “Tag you are it”! and I am tagging you now!:) Visit when you have time!

  4. here it’s getting warmer and warmer lately too. I’m so longing for sunny days, probably most of us do.
    your cake make me dream of tropical beaches and tons of relaxing moments.
    thanks for sharing this tribute to the spring. hope you’ll have a wonderful Monday

  5. Horay for spring!! As I type this it is snowing again here….crud! Gorgeous looking cake Kate! This looks way better than the ones we used to try to bake at camp in a reflector oven. You are so smart to bring spring into the kitchen….I am so ready for the warm weather!

  6. When I was younger I asked for Pineapple Cake every year for my birthday and my mom lovingly made it for me. I have never made one for my kids though! I actually have a full, ripe pineapple on my counter, I might just give this a go tomorrow. My son loves pineapple like I do, I bet he will be happy. Now if only I could get pictures as nice as yours I’d be set!!

  7. I’m glad the weather is all sunny and balmy, here in LA this week the weather decided to be not as peppy. But really I can’t complain…we had the best winter ever…. compared with what east coast had to endure. Your cake looks divine, I love pineapple in any way possible, it’s Just delicious.

  8. We had five days of spring-like weather and winter returned today. It has been winter in myome until I opened your blog and sawyour perfect, spring cake! My mood instantly lifted.

  9. For you, Kate, an award! I have so enjoyed visiting your site. Your posts are always bright and beautifully photographed. Your site is clean and crisp and your banner is cleverly stylish … hence a Stylish Blogger Award! If you’d like to play along, check out the link below for the award badge and particulars! keep up all your hard work!

  10. Trying not to get too excited about this lovely weather here in Michigan. Mother Nature is just baiting us in for the next round of winter weather. I am however baited in by your beautiful pictures. Thank you for that round of sunshine and great recipe.

  11. I haven’t made pineapple upside down cake in many years, but it’s time to make one now. Yours looks so yummy, bursting with flavor and thoughts of Spring. Here in Chicago it was 50 degrees today with no sun.

  12. I haven’t made pineapple upside down cake in many years, but it’s time to make one now. Yours looks so yummy, bursting with flavor and thoughts of Spring. Here in Chicago it was 50 degrees today, so for now I’ll settle for Spring:)

  13. I love pineapple upside down cake too! It is finally warmer here in Austin. I’m savoring the sunshinet! Thank you so much for sharing…and thank you for visiting my blog!

  14. You’re certainly right about the weather…after a winter ranging in temp from -20 to 30 degree F weather, I’m really enjoying the 55 degrees it is right now!!

    I’ve been meaning to try mini pineapple upside cake using muffin tins, so I think I’ll have to use your recipe for that. Your cake looks delicious!

  15. what a beautiful tribute to the spring to come….sigh…and it can’t come soon enough for me! I love pineapple upside down cake in all its buttery sweet glory, if my wife see this post, I will be making one this weekend!
    cheers
    Dennis

  16. This brings back memories! I remember my mother making and upside down cake when I was little and being totally confused by the concept. I couldn’t understand WHY anyone would want to make a cake upside down… and how could you eat it? Needless to say, with one bite my questions dissolved along with the cake in my mouth and I have been a huge fan ever since. Great recipe! Thanks for the memories!

  17. Kate,
    Thanks for bringing your ray of sunshine over here. What an early bird you are! That carmelised pineapple is just calling on us, EAT ME. Love the change to the classic apple. Cheers to sunny days!

  18. Today was gorgeous day over here too..oh how much we enjoyed sunshine and warmth..your cake looks so delicious and I can’t believe you made it so early..I can’t open my eyes properly before 10am:))))) Even when I am driving kids to school I feel like I need to be in the bed :D..I am not morning person at all!:))
    Love the color on that beautiful piece of cake..yummy!

  19. I was JUST talking to a co-worker about one of these. I shared this amazing pineapple I came across, and she went on about how great the pinapple was and how I should have made an pineapple upside down cake. I argued that it was too good to be in cake 😛

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