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Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12

When company is just around the corner, this is this pineapple upside down cake recipe is perfect dessert to make. This super-easy version will only take you 15 minutes to prepare, thanks to the help of Betty Crocker Super Moist yellow cake mix, maraschino cherries and canned pineapple slices. MORE+ LESS-

September 21, 2018

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™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
Vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Steps

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  • 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

  • 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.
  • Betty Crocker Super Moist 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.
  • Update this cake by using sliced fresh pineapple, peaches, apples or pear, with fresh chopped herbs or dried spices added to the brown sugar and butter mixture.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

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%
Potassium
120mg
3%
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.

More About This Recipe

  • Forget the idea that baking a pineapple upside down cake is time-consuming. This classic favorite has made a comeback, and it's easier than ever to make it when you’re using the cake mix you can always count on, Betty Crocker Super Moist. This recipe stars a buttery cake that gets baked on top of a layer of pineapple slices and cherries in a brown sugar-butter mixture, and when it gets flipped over after baking (it’s easier than you think!), the sweet syrup infuses the pineapple upside down cake with extra flavor. We love this cake so much that we’ve developed a complete collection of pineapple upside-down cake recipes. If making this easy pineapple upside down cake has you interested in learning more about making everyone favorite dessert, check out Betty’s Cake-Making 101.

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