Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is hands down one of my all-time favorite cakes! Caramel sauce, yellow cake, pineapple and cherries… I mean, whats not to love?!

This recipe couldn’t be easier! It whips up in no time at all and is eaten almost faster than its made! Every time we make this recipe, people can’t stop gobbling it up! It is a total crowd pleaser and a beautiful presentation with the pops of red color.

If you have not tried this cake yet, I highly encourage you to do so! You a will absolutely LOVE it!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake from …The flavors of this recipe are incredible! Caramel goodness in every bite!

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake
The flavors of this recipe are incredible! Caramel goodness in every bite!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 yellow cake mix plus ingredients recipe calls for, prepared as directed on the box
  • 7-8 slices pineapple rings
  • 7-8 maraschino cherries
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pour melted butter on the bottom of a 10" round pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over butter. Place pineapple slices over the brown sugar. Put a marachino cherry in the center of each pineapple ring.
  3. Prepare cake as directed on the box an pour into pan. Bake according to box directions.
  4. After cake is done cooking and has cooled for a few minutes. Flip it carefully out of pan onto a serving platter.


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  1. Mir

    Love this recipe! So easy! And it looks lovely!

  2. Pacita Angelin

    I love Upside down cake. we use to bake it, but I lost the recipe. I now live abroad but they don't sell Yellow packet mix here, i wonder if Filipino shops sells.
    Can you help? thanks


  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Pineapple upside down cake is one of my faves and I hadn't made one until about 6 months ago when my 7 year old said she had never had it before. Whoops! How did that happen! So I had to make it and now seeing yours, I need to make another one :) Pinned!

  4. Chris

    To make an even more flavorful cake, save the juice from the pineapple and use that in place of the liquid called for in the cake recipe. If there is not quite enough, top it off with water

  5. jayne

    What's yellow cake mix? Don't think I can get it. ..

  6. Lana

    Do you have a recepie that can be cooked in my microwave ? One came in the previous book but our house burned and lost everything...need help !!!!!

  7. Liz

    Nice and easy recipe. Thank you and have a great day.

  8. Colleen

    For extra flavor I substitute the water in the cake mix with the juice drained from the pineapple. I have also skipped the cherries & used crushed pineapple so you can get fruit in every bite. Yummo!

    1. Shirley Kennedy

      If you use the crushed pineapple how much do you use?

    2. Colleen

      I drain the juice to use in the cake mix and use the whole can of crushed pineapple-the large can not the small one. After you melt the butter(never margarine!) and adding the brown sugar just spoon the crushed pineapple as evenly as you can over the bottom of the pan.

  9. Heather @ Shards of Lavender

    This was one of my mom's favorite cakes to make when I was growing up and I LOVE how you included the cherries inside the pineapple rings! Just how it should be...

  10. Keith


    Reserve the juice packed with the pineapple rings if using canned pineapple. Add water to it to make the total liquid required by the mix directions. It adds even more pineapple flavor and sweetness to the cake.

  11. glenda


    When I make pineapple upside down cake, I use individual pyrex 1-cup dishes. They are lovely to serve guests.

  12. Kim


    You can also use a Pineapple Cake Mix! I've been making it this way for years! Yum! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

  13. Jennifer

    If you do not have a 10 inch round pan, what pan do you suggest using?

  14. Samantha

    can you substitute another cake pan size? Also, The instructions on cake mix box does not have a bake time for a 10 inch pan only 8, 9, & 13x9- please advise- thanks!

  15. Sara R. Rice

    Do you have a recipe for the cake part? I am not a fan at all of boxed cakes. Thanks.

  16. Maria

    I make this cake all the time. However, I add pecans in the space between the pineapples. ( half size pecans)

  17. Diane

    Do you think I can make this in a 10" pie plate or a 8x8 square dish??? My cake pans are packed away.