Pineapple Upside Down Gouda Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

A delicious recipe adapted from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line the bottom of a round 8x2 inch cake pan with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Combine melted butter, brown sugar and 1/4 cup of the pineapple juice. Pour into the prepared cake pan. Arrange pineapple slices over mixture. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until well-combined. Stir in remaining pineapple juice and cheese.
  4. Pour batter over pineapple slices in cake pan.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Carefully invert onto serving platter. Remove pan and paper.
  6. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired.
Most Helpful

5 5

Absolutely love it !!! I had not heard about Gouda cheese until I came across this recipe and it was totally worth the search. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

5 5

GREAT! I made mine in a cast iron skillet so used more pineapple slices. I didn't need to line the skillet. I think the gouda contributes a nice creamy buttery flavor. Made for the Holiday tag game.

5 5

Pineapple upside down cake was my mom's favorite dessert & I loved it too, but it never tasted as good as this cake does! Maybe it is a better recipe or maybe it is the use of Gouda cheese ~ I really do not know. BUT I do know this cake was a huge hit as the finale of our dinner party Sat nite, served w/whipped cream from the can. This is a real keeper for me, so thx for sharing the recipe w/us. :-)