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Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This -Pineapple Upside Down Cake makes a perfect light summer dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, fruit, luau, pineapple, summer, tropical, upsdie down
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 80kcal


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup butter softened plus
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 8 oz can pineapple slices and juice
  • ½ jar of maraschino cherries
  • ½ cup of water


  • Preheat oven to 325°
  • Melt ¼ cup of butter in 8 x 13 baking pan while oven is warming up.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup brown sugar all over the bottom of the baking pan with melted butter.
  • Add pineapple slices and cherries to bottom of butter and brown sugar mixture with a cherry in the center of the pineapple slice.
  • Set aside.
  • Meanwhile in a bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs, ½ cup melted butter, one half cup water, and remaining pineapple juice from can.
  • Mix together and pour the batter over the pineapple and cherries in pan.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for 45 to 55 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Immediately upon removing cake from oven, use a knife to loosen the edges of the pan.
  • Invert onto a platter and let cool before serving.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg