Poohrona's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

I have looked and looked for a basic cake recipe with good reviews and have come up empty handed. So to the kitchen I go and this is what I came up with. I do not use cherries and pecans in mine as some do so in my pictures they are absent but included in recipe for those that do like to add either. I experimented ( as I call it) tonight and my mother could only say Mmmmmmm when she tasted it. Now she is trying really hard not to eat the whole cake!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Allow eggs to set out until they are at room temperature. Also allow 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) to soften at room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 350*.
  3. In 13x9x2 inch pan melt 1/4 cup butter and add brown sugar and 3 tbsp of reserved pineapple juice. Mix well in bottom of pan.
  4. Place pineapple slices in bottom of pan on sugar mixture. If you are using cherries and pecans, place a cherry in the middle of each pineapple slice and place pecan halves rounded side down around the slices. Set aside.
  5. In a mixing bowl, mix butter. Add sugar and cream together.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time mixing well after each. Stir in vanilla. Set aside.
  7. In another bowl sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Add to sugar and butter mix alternating with milk, mixing well after each just until blended.
  8. Stir in 2 tbsp reserved pineapple juice and pour over pineapple slices in pan.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes or when toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  11. Loosen sides with knife and invert on plate or cake board.
  12. Eat and enjoy!
Most Helpful

Buttery, delicious perfection.

cm2530 September 26, 2016

what a delicious light tasting cake! i got the superstar nod for bringing this simple dessert to a potluck! i'll definitely make this one again and again!

slb2008 November 06, 2010