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Pineapple Upside-Down Layer Cake

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8

Just when you thought you couldn’t love pineapple upside-down cake anymore, we went and added another layer to it (and whipped topping!). MORE + LESS -

Annalise Sandberg Annalise Sandberg
December 28, 2016

Ingredients

Cake

1/4
cup butter, melted
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
12
canned pineapple rings
12
maraschino cherries
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1
cup pineapple juice
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs

Whipped Cream Topping

1
cup heavy whipping cream
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/4
cup chopped walnuts, if desired
Additional maraschino cherries, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Spray two 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray. Divide melted butter between pans, completely covering bottoms of pans. Sprinkle brown sugar over butter. Place pineapple rings on brown sugar, 6 rings in each pan. Place maraschino cherry in center of each pineapple ring.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, pineapple juice, vegetable oil and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Divide batter between pans. Spread evenly.
  • 4
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cake is golden and springs back when gently pressed. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Run knife around edges of pans; carefully turn cakes onto cooling racks. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  • 5
    In medium bowl, beat whipping cream, granulated sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Place 1 cake layer on large plate or cake stand. Cover with 1 cup of the whipped cream. Carefully place second cake layer on top. Top with swirls of whipped cream, walnuts and additional cherries.
  • 6
    Refrigerate 30 minutes to firm up before serving.

Expert Tips

  • To make it a coconut-pineapple upside-down layer, add 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut flakes and 1 teaspoon coconut extract to cake batter.
  • Cake layers may be baked up to 2 days in advance. Cover with plastic wrap, and store in the fridge.

Nutrition Information

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