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Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt Cake

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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The beloved pineapple upside-down cake gets a whole new shape in this innovative recipe. Use your Bundt pan to create a perfect ring of rich, fruit-topped dessert.
By Angie McGowan
Updated Jul 31, 2023
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 pineapple slices in juice (from 20-oz can), drained, juice reserved
  • 6 maraschino cherries without stems, drained
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with baking spray with flour. Pour melted butter evenly in bottom of pan. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Place pineapple slices over sugar; press in lightly. Place 1 cherry in center of each pineapple slice.
  • 2
    Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to measure 1 cup. In large bowl, beat cake mix, pineapple juice, oil and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.
  • 3
    Bake 36 to 41 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 20 minutes. Run metal spatula around outer and inside edge of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Cool 45 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Top slices of cake with dollops of whipped cream.
  • tip 2
    Using baking spray with flour when making Bundt cakes makes removal from the pan easier.
  • tip 3
    Using a serrated knife for slicing makes it easy to cut through the pineapple slices and cake.

Nutrition

260 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 38g Total Carbohydrate, 23g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
23g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • There’s no doubt that pineapple upside-down cake is a showstopper, but it’s even more so when made in your Bundt pan. This easy version takes 2 hours from start to finish and calls for fewer than 10 ingredients. It’s the reason we always keep Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Yellow Cake mix, pineapple rings and maraschino cherries in our pantry! With those three heavy hitters on hand, there’s not much you need to make this party-perfect cake, besides the usual suspects. But if you really want to do it up right, check out all of Betty’s success tips for baking cakes.
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