Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Butternut squash, apple and yes, pineapple makes this unique variation of a pineapple upside down cake the perfect choice for autumn. It has the traditional brown sugar-pineapple topping with a very moist and oh so delicious spice cake twist. The recipe was tested in a 4 quart oval crock-pot and would work fine in a 4 quart round crock-pot as well. A friend of mind reported that the cake worked well in a 5 quart round crock-pot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the butter in a microwavable bowl or measuring cup and microwave for 30 to 40 seconds.
  2. Spray the crock with non-stick cooking spray, add the melted butter, sprinkle with brown sugar, drained pineapple tidbits and chopped pecans.
  3. Place the butternut squash in a microwave safe dish with a small amount of water; cover and microwave for 5 to 6 minutes or until squash is fork tender; drain.
  4. Transfer the squash to a blender and puree; set aside. There should be 1 cup of squash puree.
  5. Combine the flour through soda in a medium size mixing bowl; add beaten egg, oil, vanilla extract, yogurt and squash puree. Stir until blended, fold in grated apple.
  6. Pour cake batter over pineapple mixture,cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until skewer inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Remove lid, turn off crock-pot and allow cake to stand for 10 minutes. Run a sharp knife around rim of cake, turn cake out onto serving platter.
  8. Serve warm topped with frozen vanilla yogurt or whipped cream. Also delicious the next day.
  9. Please note: If using old fashioned oats, whirl a couple times in food processor to break up flakes.


Most Helpful

What a great cake!!! It was so moist and had some many flavors that we loved! I loaded it with nuts in the batter as we love them in our cakes. I served our first servings with vanilla ice cream and then we had some with whip cream on top and both ways are out of this world! This is a must try!

OutOfThyme November 25, 2008

I cooked this cake and i didn't add the 1/4 cup of brown sugar and white sugar because of how i was following the recipe. when it says combine flour through soda it skips these 2 afterwards and before. did i miss something here? i by the way did sprinkle sugar over the cake as it was cooling and it wasn't so bad after all, but i didn't understand why it never told me to add the 2 sugars. thanks for your reply on this.

smart_mom60 July 07, 2015

Yum, yum, yum!! I did make some modifications... I used canned mandarin segments instead of the pineapple because my can of pineapple was much too big and subbed the pecans for walnuts. I also omitted the oil in the cake because my yogurt was 6% fat. Finally, I didn't have an apple so I added a snack-sized container of applesauce. Delicious! Baked in a 1.6 quart crock-pot, rose right to the top but it fit, though I did need to bake it considerably longer. Served warm and drizzled with some home-made dulce de leche. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Geniale Genie May 27, 2011

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