Easy Cake Mix Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

Recipe: #40941

June 11, 2023

"This is an EASY to make Pineapple Upside Down cake that uses a yellow or white cake mix. It's a fast way to get the cake in the oven (I make it every June for my husband's birthday). Make sure you have the ingredients on hand for your cake mix, they're not listed in the ingredients. Typically eggs and vegetable oil."

Original is 8-10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (94.3 g)
  • Calories 217.6
  • Total Fat - 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 22.9 mg
  • Sodium - 243.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 35 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 30.5 g
  • Protein - 0.4 g
  • Calcium - 11.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to the temperature specified on the cake mix box.

Step 2

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth and bubbling.

Step 3

Pour the butter and sugar mixture into the bottom of a greased 9-inch round cake pan, spreading it evenly.

Step 4

Arrange the pineapple slices on top of the butter and sugar mixture in the cake pan. Place a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple slice.

Step 5

Prepare the cake batter according to the instructions on the box, substituting the reserved pineapple juice for the amount of water or liquid specified.

Step 6

Pour the cake batter over the pineapple slices in the cake pan, spreading it evenly.

Step 7

Place the cake pan in the preheated oven and bake according to the instructions on the cake mix box, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Step 8

Once the cake is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.

Step 9

Carefully invert the cake onto a serving plate, allowing the pineapple slices and cherries to become the top of the cake. Leave the pan on top of the cake for a few minutes to allow the caramelized sugar to drizzle down.

Step 10

Gently lift the cake pan off the cake, ensuring all the pineapple slices and cherries stay in place. Let the cake cool completely before serving.

Step 11

Serve the cake as is or with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews

dienia b

Beyond easy Mr picky very happy man good recipe for rotation


review by:
(18 Jul 2023)

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