Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

Recipe: #12180

March 02, 2014

"A KC favorite! For best flavor fresh pineapple is better to use but canned works well just make sure to blot off as much moisture as possible from the slices using paper towels"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (171.9 g)
  • Calories 634.3
  • Total Fat - 36.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 22.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 216.4 mg
  • Sodium - 541 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 73.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 64.6 g
  • Protein - 6.4 g
  • Calcium - 128.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Set oven rack to middle position.

Step 2

Line a 9-inch round cake pan with a circle of parchment paper and grease the sides and bottom with butter.

Step 3

Melt 5 tablespoons butter in a small sauce pan over medium high heat, cooking until it is lightly browned and has a nutty aroma; remove from the heat and carefully and slowly stir in the brown sugar and rum.

Step 4

Pour the caramel mixture into the cake pan spreading it to cover the bottom.

Step 5

Arrange the pineapple slices in a ring slightly overlapping around the inside of the pan, covering the entire surface.

Step 6

In a bowl sift together the flour with baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Step 7

Using an electric mixer on medium speed beat together 3/4 cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs one at a time reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour alternating with the milk and mixing until the batter is smooth.

Step 8

Pour the batter into the cake pan over top of the pineapple slices.

Step 9

Bake (rotating the pan once during baking) until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 40-45 minutes.

Step 10

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.

Step 11

Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake and carefully invert the cake onto a serving platter, remove the parchment paper circle.

Step 12

Let cool completely before serving.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Delicious and very much enjoyed as one of our desserts for Thanksgiving!


review by:
(30 Nov 2019)


One of our favorite cakes of all times. This one will have you wanting another bite! Delicious, moist and ever so sweet.


review by:
(7 May 2014)

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