Heavenly Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe: A Tropical Twist to Your Dessert Delights! 🍍🍰

Enjoy a taste of paradise with our irresistible Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe. This traditional dessert features sweet pineapple slices, gooey caramel, and moist cake for a tropical twist that will transport your taste buds to sunny shores. Follow along to learn how to make this delicious treat!


  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple slices in juice, drained, juice reserved
  • Maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup reserved pineapple juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the Pan:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a 9-inch round cake pan, melt the butter in the oven until it’s melted and bubbly.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the melted butter in the pan.
  1. Arrange the Pineapple Slices:
  • Arrange pineapple slices in a single layer over the brown sugar.
  • Place a cherry half in the center of each pineapple slice.
  1. Mix the Batter:
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add reserved pineapple juice, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth and well combined.
  1. Pour Batter Over Pineapple:
  • Carefully pour the batter over the pineapple slices in the pan, spreading it evenly.
  1. Bake the Cake:
  • Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  1. Cool and Invert:
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Place a serving plate upside down on top of the pan, then carefully invert the cake onto the plate.
  1. Serve and Enjoy:
  • Serve slices of the cake warm or at room temperature.
  • Enjoy the delicious blend of caramelized pineapple, moist cake, and bursts of cherry sweetness!

This Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, with its caramelized pineapple topping and moist, fluffy cake, will quickly become a favorite in your dessert rotation. This tropical delight is perfect for any occasion and will keep your guests coming back for more. Try it and enjoy a taste of paradise! 🍍🍰.