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Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12
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This classic favorite has made a comeback, and it's easier than ever to make when using a cake mix.

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
can (20 oz) pineapple slices in juice, drained, juice reserved
1
jar (6 oz) maraschino cherries without stems, drained
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In 13x9-inch pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Arrange pineapple slices on brown sugar. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice, and arrange remaining cherries around slices; press gently into brown sugar.
  • 2 Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to measure 1 cup. Make cake batter as directed on box, substituting pineapple juice mixture for the water. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.
  • 3 Bake 42 to 48 minutes (44 to 53 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately run knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down onto pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake 5 minutes so brown sugar topping can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

SuperMoist® butter recipe yellow or white cake mix can also be used to make this popular cake. Make batter as directed on box, using 1/2 cup reserved pineapple juice and 1/2 cup water instead of water called for on box. For white cake, bake dark or nonstick pan 42 to 48 minutes.

Serve with sweetened whipped cream or an 8-oz container of frozen (thawed) whipped topping (3 cups) if desired. For 3 cups of sweetened whipped cream, in chilled medium bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups whipping cream and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
24%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
45g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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