Sweet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

"Just like Gramma used to make for me only much simpler now! Still takes me back to my younger day in her kitchen though!"
 
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
Ingredients:
8
Yields:
1 13x9 pan
Serves:
12
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ingredients

  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix, prepared according to package directions (I like butter mix)
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 12 cup margarine
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple slices, drained
  • 10 maraschino cherries, cut in halves
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directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place margarine in 13x9 pan and place in oven while preheating.
  • Watch so that it melts but does not burn.
  • Remove pan from oven.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar evenly in pan.
  • Arrange pineapple slices in the sugar.
  • Easiest method is 4 down the middle and 3 on each side of that.
  • Place cherry half, rounded side down in the middle of each ring.
  • Pour cake mix carefully over the fruit.
  • Bake at 375°F for 45-55 minutes until toothpick in center comes out clean.
  • Let stand 5 minutes to let topping slightly set.
  • Place large platter or cookie sheet over cake and carefully turn upside down.
  • Let stand a few minutes for the topping to run out.
  • Remove pan and cool completely.
  • Great served slightly warm with whipping cream.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Shelley W.
    can you freeze this?
     
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Reviews

  1. Moe Young
    This recipe was wonderful! The cake was so moist and very delicious!
     
  2. Barb G.
    Yummy, we loved this pineapple up-side-down cake. I used a jiffy yellow cake mix and a whole can of chunked pineapple, Worked great. I did this because there is only 3 of us and we don't need a big cake. Thank you Laurie for the recipe.
     
  3. Scoutie
    VERY good! This is the second time I have made it in a month. Like others, I used the pineapple juice instead of the water. I also had 2 T. of sour cream to use up, I added those to the measuring cup, then added the oil to make the 1/3 cup. Mine was totally done at 45 minutes, so watch your time! Thanks for sharing, LAURIE, this will be made often!
     
  4. Chef Sarita in Aust
    The recipe tripled very well. I used a commercial sized pan and the cake came out very good. I also use the juice from the pinnaples in place of the water. Thanks for posting!
     
  5. the_cookie_lady
    This is the only way I've ever made pineapple upside-down cake and it is probably the only way I ever will. I like using 2/3 cup of the pineapple juice from draining the slices in place of 2/3 cup of the water it takes for the cake mix. Really brings the pineapple flavor full circle. Thanks for posting a classic!
     
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  1. Scoutie
    VERY good! This is the second time I have made it in a month. Like others, I used the pineapple juice instead of the water. I also had 2 T. of sour cream to use up, I added those to the measuring cup, then added the oil to make the 1/3 cup. Mine was totally done at 45 minutes, so watch your time! Thanks for sharing, LAURIE, this will be made often!
     
  2. Selmas0ngs
    This was the most delicious pineapple upside-down cake! I made it for a birthday at work and everyone has been just raving! I used the juice from the can of pineapple as part of the water that the cake mix called for and I also used butter in the topping instead of margarine. I also underbaked by about 10 minutes and it is super moist without being batter-y. Thanks for this delicious recipe!
     
  3. eatrealfood
    this is a very nice cake to make when in a hurry and one that looks very presentable too. i used butter and a whole less than the amount specified. i used the pineapple juice in place of water when i made the batter. also, i used a springform pan so it was very to invert. we omitted the cherries since my husband doesnt like those. very nice flavor and nice cake all in all.
     
  4. KIMMIE KOO
    It was pretty good. I used 2 small cans of crushed pineapple instead of sliced, and instead of all that butter, i greased the bottom of the pan, and i used 1/2 cup of pineapple juice. I didn't have any problems with it sticking either. Thanks for the recipe
     

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