Pineapple Upside Down Cake

"My mom always made pineapple upside down cake using a mix and it was wonderful. But I wanted a recipe that was from scratch that was just as fabulous. This recipe is awesome!"
photo by Judy M. photo by Judy M.
photo by Judy M.
Ready In:
1hr 10mins
1 9" cake




  • In a small sauce own, melt 1/4 cup butter on medium heat; stir in brown sugar until blended.
  • Pour mixture into a greased 9" baking pan (I use a round pan but square is OK also).
  • Place about 8 pineapple slices into the pan; use half slices if necessary to fill gaps; place one or two cherries into the whole of each pineapple slice; set pan aside.
  • In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In bowl of mixer cream together 1/2 cup softened butter, granulated sugar, egg, and vanilla, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • With mixer on low speed alternately add flour and pineapple juice and mix just until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Spread the batter evenly over the pineapples in the pan.
  • Bake cake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  • Remove pan to a rack to cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Place a large serving or cake plate over the pan and carefully flip the pan and plate over and let sit another 5 minutes.
  • Gently remove pan from cake.

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Although I cook wide varieties of things I am a baker at heart. I have had a passion for baking since I was a child. I especially love making breads, cakes, and desserts. My family enjoys the fruits of my labor and are always willing to sample my latest creations. I currently work as an electrician but have many years professional experience working in the baking and pastry industry as well as a degree in baking and pastry arts. I hope to one day be able to open a little bakery of my own!
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