May 2, 2009

Best Pineapple Up-Side Down Cake!

I remember my mom making Pineapple Up-Side down Cake.
I loved it!
I loved the super-sweet and moist topping with it's embedded fruit.
I loved the tender cake.
I loved everything about it!


I have tried many recipes for this classic cake.
None were as perfect as this one.

I kinda feel bad,because it's so easy and it starts with a boxed cake mix!
Try it!
I bet you'll agree, It's the Best I've ever had...
And by far, the easiest!

Best Pineapple Up-Side Down Cake.
SERVES 12

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 (20 ounce) can sliced pineapple
  • 6-8 maraschino cherries, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 (18 ounce) package Duncan Hines Supreme pineapple cake mix
  • 1 (5 ounce) box vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup pineapple juice (use the juice from the canned pineapple w/ a little water added)
  • 1/2 cup canola or veg oil
  • 4 large eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Pour butter in a 9x13 pan .
  3. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter in pan.
  4. Drain canned pineapple into a measuring cup.
  5. Place pineapple slices evenly in pan, covering the bottom of pan.
  6. Place the maraschino cherry halves in the center of the pineapple slices, cut side up.
  7. Combine the rest of ingredients in a large mixing bowl on slow speed for 30 seconds.
  8. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  9. Pour batter into pan.
  10. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool 5 minutes , run a knife around the edges of the cake, and turn cake out onto a serving platter, pineapple side up.


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11 comments:

  1. MMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... mmmmmmmm Yummie.

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  2. I have no doubt that this is scrumptious!

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  3. Okay, first of all I am drooling all over my computer. My mom made the most amazing pineapple upside down cake too! She did it the hard way, and used a cast-iron skillet!

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  4. I've only ever had this once, made by a co-worker at a summer job. I asked her for the recipe the second I took a bite, it was so good. Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to make it myself yet... but your photos might make me change that soon! Her recipe also starts with a box ;) Plus 7-Up, I think!

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  5. Looks super yummy!Your pictures are mouthwatering!

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  6. Looks great! I love pineapple upside down cake!

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  7. My hubby loves pineapple upside down cake, but I have never been brave enough to make it! I will be trying your recipe this week!

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  8. it is a nice texture but the cake mix has a fake pineapple taste to it :/ i would do the cake batter from scratch if i were you. it is much more natural tasting

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  9. She is just giving a simple recipe, not everyone wants to make it from scratch.

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  10. Absolutely love pineapple upside down cake; haven't added the pudding mix though, but can imagine the added density and moisture. I add chopped macadamia nuts for the topping (or bottoming... :c)...). gives a little variety in texture and is scrumptious! This has got my mouth watering. I'll have to make it SOON!

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  11. BY FAR,,,LOOKS LIKE A WINNER TO ME

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