Delightful Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

This delightful pineapple upside-down cake is a classic dessert that combines a buttery, caramelized pineapple topping with a moist and flavorful cake. Perfect for any occasion, this cake is sure to impress with its beautiful presentation and delicious taste.


For the Topping:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple slices, drained
  • Maraschino cherries (optional)

For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Prepare the Topping:
    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    2. In a small saucepan, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium heat.
    3. Add the brown sugar and stir until dissolved and bubbly.
    4. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch round cake pan, spreading it evenly.
    5. Arrange the pineapple slices on top of the sugar mixture.
    6. Place a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple slice, if using.
  2. Prepare the Cake Batter:
    1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
    3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
    4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  3. Assemble and Bake:
    1. Pour the batter evenly over the pineapple slices in the cake pan, spreading it out with a spatula.
    2. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
    3. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  4. Invert and Serve:
    1. Run a knife around the edges of the cake to loosen it from the pan.
    2. Place a serving plate upside down over the cake pan and carefully invert the cake onto the plate.
    3. Allow the cake to cool for a few more minutes before serving.

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