Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Pineapple upside down cake with a delicious caramelized pineapple and cherry topping. This classic dessert is so soft and moist, filled with the perfect amount of pineapple flavor!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 401 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 20 oz pineapple rings in juice
  • 10 maraschino cherries
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp almond extract


  1. Melt ½ cup butter in a pot.

  2. Stir in 1 cup brown sugar and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Continue boiling for 1 minute. Pour into a greased 9x13" pan.
  3. Drain pineapple rings, reserving ½ cup of the juice.
  4. Place pineapple rings into the bottom of your pan. Place a cherry in the middle of each ring. Set aside.

  5. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.
  6. In another medium bowl, beat softened butter, sugar and ½ cup brown sugar until well combined. Add eggs and blend well.
  7. Add flour mixture to the wet mixture. Beat until well combined.
  8. While still mixing, add milk and ½ cup of the reserved pineapple juice and almond extract.
  9. Carefully spread batter over pineapple slices.
  10. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until middle is cooked through.
  11. Let cool for 30 minutes.
  12. Carefully turn cake over onto serving tray and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 353mg15%
Potassium 225mg6%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 44g49%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 550IU11%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.