Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

An easy pineapple upside-down cake using a yellow cake mix.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Follow instructions on cake box for making an oblong single layer cake.
  2. Prepare cake batter and set aside.
  3. Cut up butter in small pieces and place all over the bottom of the oblong pan specified on cake box.
  4. Sprinkle brown sugar generously over the butter.
  5. Place pan on the stove (or in the oven) and heat slowly until butter and sugar melt to a liquid then remove from heat.
  6. Evenly space the pineapple slices around the bottom of pan in the heated sugar and butter.
  7. Place the cherries and nuts between the pineapple slices (Tho the cherries and nuts look nice and taste great, they are optional).
  8. Pour cake batter on top of the pineapple/cherry/nut mixture.
  9. Place in oven and bake as directed on cake box.
  10. As soon as cake is done place a plate over the cake and turn upside down and carefully remove pan.
  11. If you wait too long the sugar will harden and be difficult to remove.
  12. Note: Peaches may be used in place of pineapple.


Most Helpful

This is a super easy and very delicious cake. The topping bakes right into the cake and makes for a very flavorful dessert. To remove it from the pan, I lined a cookie sheet with foil, put it on top of the cake, then flipped them over. Worked great. This is very good, I recommend you try it!

MizzNezz June 20, 2002

This cake is really yummy, I'd made it co-incidentally 3 days back:) Its quite similar to Chef Tebo's Easy dump cake and is really "MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM"!!

Charishma_Ramchandani November 16, 2001

Good cake....Next time I will try the light brown sugar instead of the dark just to see how it comes out...

Tom C. February 22, 2002

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