Pineapple Upside Down Outrageous Carrot Cake

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is a suggested -- and very decadent -- variation of my Outrageous Carrot Cake recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, then grease & flour a 13"x9" glass baking dish.
  2. FOR THE TOPPING: Spread melted butter evenly into bottom of prepared baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over melted butter.
  4. Arrange pineapple slices over brown sugar & place a cherry in center of each slice.
  5. FOR THE CAKE: In large bowl, whisk or sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon & salt, then set aside.
  6. In medium bowl, beat eggs, then add oil, buttermilk, sugar & vanilla, blending well.
  7. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
  8. Stir in crushed pineapple, carrots, walnuts, coconut & raisins, mixing well.
  9. Pour into prepared baking dish & bake at least 65-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  10. FOR THE GLAZE: About 10 minutes before cake is done, in saucepan mix sugar, buttermilk, baking soda, corn syrup & butter.
  11. Bring to boil & boil 5 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat & add vanilla.
  13. Remove cake from oven & with a skewer or knife poke a number of holes into the hot cake, making sure holes reach bottom of cake.
  14. Slowly pour hot glaze over hot cake, carefully spreading it all over cake until it is absorbed.
  15. Let cake cool 15-20 minutes on wire rack, then carefully invert it into a 15"x10" baking dish [or onto large platter].
  16. Refrigerate when completely cooled. DO NOT REHEAT!
Most Helpful

I made this just the way it says. It came out great! I have made it three times, and every time it gets great comments. The ladies at work request it for our pot lucks.

karky August 26, 2007

I made quite a few subs. and it still turned out good. Very moist (I prob. should have cooked it a bit longer than 70 min.) Used margarine, w.w. pastry flour, olive oil, honey for the sugar in the cake, 1 C walnuts, 1 C raisins. Now I realize, I forgot the sugar in the glaze! :oops: It would only make it better. Less sugar this way. :) I reduced the amounts of the buttermilk and the oil bcz of using honey, but it still came out VERY moist. The prep time is quite a bit more than 20 minutes (at least for me.)

WI Cheesehead March 24, 2007