Debbies Pineapple Upside Cake

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by debbies dishes

This is an old family recipe. It is one of my favorites.

Top Review by diner524

Wonderful pineapple upside down cake. I made this as written except I used all pineapple juice, for more flavor and omitted the pecans as I am the only one in family that cares for them. I used a 10 inch cast iron skillet and at about 20 mins into baking I starting smelling the cake very strongly so at 25 minutes I checked the cake, with toothpick test and it was done. The top was deep golden color but the cake was nice and moist still. I love that cake is homemade rather than a yellow cake mix. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for Spring PAC 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In an iron skillet, melt butter.
  2. Sprinkle brown sugar in pan.
  3. Place pineapples onto sugar.
  4. Place cherry in middle of each ring.
  5. Lay pecan halves, top side down, around pineapple rings. set aside.
  6. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  7. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each.
  8. Mix buttermilk and pineapple juice. Set aside.
  9. Alternately add wet and dry ingredients to butter mixture.
  10. (always start with dry and end with dry).
  11. Add vanilla extract.
  13. Pour into the prepared skillet, over fruit mixture.
  14. Bake 375 degree oven for 45 minutes.
  15. Wait 4 minutes then Invert cake onto plate.

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