Poohrona's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

"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!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 cake




  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 350*.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix butter. Add sugar and cream together.
  • Add eggs, one at a time mixing well after each. Stir in vanilla. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Stir in 2 tbsp reserved pineapple juice and pour over pineapple slices in pan.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or when toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Loosen sides with knife and invert on plate or cake board.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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  1. cm2530
    Buttery, delicious perfection.
  2. mrssmith66
    So good!
  3. slb2008
    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!
  4. hortonron
    awesome recipe! cake turned out so delicious!! I just added some more brown sugar to the cake mix, and to the bottom of pan... :)


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