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    diner524's Note:

    My mom made the best pineapple upside down cake and unfortunately no one in the family has the recipe. I found this recipe on the internet somewhere, and its taste like my Mom's recipe. It is so yummy and no yellow cake mix. Note: This was edited from when it was first posted, I accidently added all the butter with the brown sugar for top coating.

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    1. 1
      Use a 9 or 10 inch cast iron skillet or pan.
    2. 2
      Melt 1/4 cup of the butter over low heat in skillet, add brown sugar make sure evenly coats bottom.
    3. 3
      Take pan off of the heat, arrange pineapple slices on top of brown sugar.
    4. 4
      In a large bowl, cream other 1/4 cup of butter with the sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mix until blended. Add juice, milk if using, and vanilla. Beat until sugar is well dissolved.
    5. 5
      Sift flour, baking powder and salt and mix with the egg mixture until well blended.
    6. 6
      Pour batter into the skillet/pan.
    7. 7
      Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
    8. 8
      Let cool for 10 minutes and then put plate over skillet/pan and flip over.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 31, 2009


      Great, moist and flavorful. I love pineapple upside cake and this was no exception. I was a little worried because the batter filled the pan to the top, and I was afraid the batter was going to overflow while cooking, but it turned out great. I had to cook it for an additional 15 minutes to get the center cooked through. Thanks for another wonderful recipe, diner524. Made for ZWT5.

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    • on January 22, 2014


      Omg! This cake came out perfectly and it was delicious. My family devoured it so quickly I wish I had made two. This was the first time I baked a cake from scratch and the recipe was so easy and simple. I will definitely save this recipe and use it many times. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

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    • on April 26, 2012


      My family was begging for a pineapple upside down cake and I am so glad I found your recipe! We loved it! The downside is I did over cook it a bit, but I know for next time to pull it out of my oven sooner. (Not a problem with your recipe, but my grumpy old oven!) Thank you for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Like Mom's Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (168 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 513.9
    Calories from Fat 125
    Total Fat 13.8 g
    Saturated Fat 8.0 g
    Cholesterol 101.3 mg
    Sodium 308.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 94.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    Sugars 72.9 g
    Protein 5.6 g

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