Dutch Oven Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

"Want to impress your guests but still cook something homey? This is it... this tastes wonderful, of course, but cooking it in the dutch (cast iron) oven makes it absolutely GORGEOUS. You won't be disappointed!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven according to instructions on cake mix.
  • Melt the butter over medium high heat in the iron skillet. Remove from the heat and sprinkle the brown sugar evenly to cover the butter.
  • Next, arrange pineapple rings around the bottom of the pan, one layer deep. Place a maraschino cherry into the center of each pineapple ring.
  • Prepare the cake mix by mixing the mix, water, oil and eggs together, substitute some of the pineapple juice for some of the liquid in the directions. (NOTE: make sure to check the back of the cake mix box, you want to prepare the cake per the instructions on the back and it may vary depending on the type of mix you get).
  • Pour the batter over the pineapple layer in dutch oven.
  • Bake as directed by the cake mix directions. Note: You may have to cook it for longer - test the middle with a clean knife, this really varies - sometimes even doubling the cooking time.
  • Cool for 10 minutes, then carefully turn out onto a plate.
  • NOTE: Do not let the cake cool too much or it will be stuck to the pan.

Questions & Replies

  1. how many pieces of charcoal on bottom and on top


  1. Made this over the weekend while camping on the lake with my family! This was amazing!!! Best cake I've ever made!
  2. This is a good and easy dessert to make. I followed all the ingredients per recipe. Made for Bargain Basement Game.


<p>My name is Candy, married in 1993 to Tom. We have two kids (ages 13 and 11) and live in Austin, TX. Most of the cooking is done by Tom these days and he loves to play around and experiment with food. I own a bookkeeping business from a home office and Tom is a teacher so we stay busy and are always on the look out for something fun, fast and healthy.<br /> <br />View my all about me website for links and other information about us - <a href=http://www.candybeauchamp.com>HERE</a>. <br /> <br />We both absolutely love to read! Our kids are turning into little bookworms too :) We are all Kindle addicts and read a lot, my husband and I easily read 200 books per year between the two of us.</p>
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