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Pineapple Upside Down Yogurt Cake Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Pineapple Upside Down Yogurt Cake is an easy dessert recipe for super moist homemade pineapple upside-down cake. This cake is made with olive oil and yogurt, and has a buttery-sweet brown sugar topping!
Servings : 10
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 6 to 8 pineapple rings (fresh or canned)
  • 6 to 8 STAR Maraschino Cherries
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4- cup nonfat yogurt (I always use Dannon)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3- cup STAR Butter Flavored Olive Oil
  • 3/4- cup light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4- cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Grease an 11x7 baking pan with cooking spray or you can also use an 8-inch cake pan or an 8x8 brownie pan.
  • Arrange the pineapples on the bottom of the prepared pan and add a maraschino cherry in each pineapple hole; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, eggs, vanilla, olive oil, and 3/4 cup light brown sugar.
  • Add flour mixture to the yogurt mixture and mix just until combined and no lumps appear. Set aside.
  • In a nonstick skillet, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat; add the brown sugar and bourbon and stir and cook until sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour the buttery mixture over the pineapples.
  • Pour the previously prepared batter over pineapples.
  • Tap the pan on the counter to settle the batter, and smooth top with an offset spatula.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let stand for 30 minutes in the pan; invert onto a serving platter.
  • Cut and serve.


Calories: 305 kcal | Carbohydrates: 45 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 45 mg | Sodium: 208 mg | Potassium: 172 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 39 g | Vitamin A: 205 IU | Vitamin C: 3.4 mg | Calcium: 86 mg | Iron: 0.8 mg | Net Carbs: 45 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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