Grandma's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake!

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

This was my all time favorite dessert that my grandma made. Funny, considering I usually don't like any cakes made from a mix!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained of 1/3 cup juice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  1. Melt butter in a skillet and mix in sugar and pineapple.
  2. Pour pineapple mixture into a 9x13" cake pan.
  3. Make cake batter as directed on box
  4. Pour cake batter over and spread.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE!


Most Helpful

i used pinapple supreme cake mix it turned out yummy thanks for sharing

Lee Ann #2 July 13, 2008

A pretty good (and easy!) recipe. I used white cake mix, and replaced the brown sugar with 2tbsp honey, and 3tbsps brown sugar. I also only used 3tbsps butter. Only problem? I thought ti was a little too sweet for my liking, even though I had reduced everyting. Next time, I'll probably leave out the butter and sugar.

Tare Panda July 16, 2007

Delicious! We really enjoyed this cake. Easy to prepare too! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Marsha D. July 19, 2006

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