The Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

This classic favorite has made a comeback. Here is an easy upside down pineapple recipe for a super-moist homemade pineapple upside-down cake!

Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake

best pineapple upside down cake recipe

How To Make Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

To make this recipe you'll need the following ingredients:


  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup of packed light brown sugar
  •  6 to 8 sliced pineapple, canned slices or use fresh
  • 15 to 20 maraschino cherries
  • 1 and 2/3 cups of the sifted all-purpose flour, careful not to overmeasure
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of pineapple juice (reserved from the canned pineapple or use fresh)
  • 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, room temperature preferred
  • 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar


First, preheat oven to 350°F.

Then place 1/4 cup of melted butter into a 9-inch pie dish or 9x2 inch (deep dish) round cake pan. And make sure it is a deep pan. Then sprinkle with 1/2 cup of brown sugar. And top with pineapple slices then arrange cherries between the pineapple slices. And set aside.

After that mixing flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Then set aside. And in a large microwave-safe bowl, melt butter in the microwave.

Next, whisk in the sugars vigorously getting out any brown sugar lumps - the mixture will be gritty. And whisk in egg, pineapple juice, yogurt, milk, then vanilla extract until combined.

And slowly mix in dry ingredients until no lumps remain. The batter will be thick.

Then pour/spoon batter into the prepared pan. And make sure it's not overflowing. Then bake for 41 to 49 minutes. And cover loosely with aluminum foil at the 22-minute mark to avoid browning. Then allow cooling for 11 minutes.

And invert the cake on top of the cake stand or a large serving plate. then slice and serve. And Enjoy!

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