Pineapple - Rum Upside-Down Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a very moist upside-down cake that can be served warm or at room temp. When left to sit for a while, the pineapple juices permeate the cake and make it even more delicious! Dark rum gives it really good flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small sauce pan, melt 6 tbsp.
  3. butter, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup of the rum over low heat.
  4. Do not use higher heat, as rum will flame!
  5. Pour mixture into 13x9 baking dish.
  6. Cut pineapple slices in half and arrange on top of butter and sugar mixture.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup softened butter with white sugar and cream with electric mixer.
  8. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  9. Add vanilla and mix well.
  10. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  11. Add flour mixture to batter, a little at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  12. Add the remaining 1/4 cup rum to the batter and mix well.
  13. Pour the batter evenly over the pineapple slices and smooth the top.
  14. Bake about 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  15. Let cool in the pan 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving platter.
Most Helpful

I was disappointed in the cake. I found the dark rum to be too strong a flavour, and the batter too hard to spread evenly. It wasn't as appealing as I had hoped.

Chef Gorete February 13, 2010

pretty good, nice and tasty, the batter was a little thicker than i was expecting it to be. you can even make a 9" round cake out of it.

Jackie Perez December 11, 2002

The flavor of this was very good but don't know if I will make it again. The batter was so thick I could barely spread it on top of the pineapple. I baked this the full 35 minutes and the toothpick came out clean but the cake part just was too heavy for our taste. I didn't bake this in a 9X13 as I was listening to other reviewers so I baked it in my Corningware 10 inch square skillet. Maybe that's why the cake was so heavy but again it was very flavorful and tasty.

pkkitty October 13, 2012