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Gluten-Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake

gluten-free pineapple upside down cake Dessert
Gluten-Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 9

Whip up Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free yellow cake mix to create a delicious fruit-topped dessert. MORE+ LESS-

Updated April 1, 2019
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
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Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter
2/3
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons light corn syrup
9
slices pineapple in juice (from 16-oz can), drained
9
maraschino cherries, drained
1
box (15 oz) Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free yellow cake mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
2/3
cup water
2
teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3
eggs

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In 9-inch square pan, melt 1/4 cup butter in oven. Stir in brown sugar and corn syrup; spread evenly in pan. Arrange pineapple slices on brown sugar mixture. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, 1/2 cup butter, water, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.
  • 3
    Bake 38 to 43 minutes or until surface is golden brown and 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

  • Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • A gooey, gluten-free caramel layer makes this cake extra-wonderful to eat. For fun, serve with fluffy pink clouds of whipped cream made pink with some of the maraschino cherry juice.
  • Betty’s mixes won gold. The Edison Best New Product Awards are given annually and are voted on by a not-for-profit group. Enjoy this recipe using one of the mixes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
105mg
34%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
67g
22%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
44g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Looking for a dessert that works for gluten-free guests? This gluten-free pineapple upside-down cake is a great option because, as many commenters rave, no one will know it’s gluten-free. One common complaint about gluten-free baked goods is that they can be gritty or dry. Not so with this tasty recipe! Some reviewers even take this cake up a notch by replacing the water with pineapple juice for more fruity flavor. We also love the expert tip to make pink whipped cream by using some of the juice from the maraschino cherries. Need more ways to eat pineapple upside-down cake? We’ve got all the ways you could enjoy it right here. From traditional takes to miniature and boozy versions, we’re here to help you make your next masterpiece. And in case you need cake-making tips, we’ve got those too!

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