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Pineapple Upside-Down Skillet Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Skillet Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 24
Our pineapple upside-down cake is made the traditional way in a skillet for a gorgeous golden hue, but we've simplified the recipe, using yellow cake mix topped with sunny pineapple slices.
By Angie McGowan
Created June 4, 2012
Make With
Make With
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

  • 12 pineapple slices in juice (from three 8-oz cans)
  • 16 maraschino cherries
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup pineapple juice (from can of pineapple)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Add melted butter to 12-inch cast iron or ovenproof skillet. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Arrange 8 pineapple slices in bottom of skillet. Cut remaining slices in half; arrange around inside edge of skillet. Place 1 cherry in center of each whole and half pineapple slice.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, pineapple juice, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes on high speed. Pour into skillet over fruit.
  • 3
    Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until cake is golden brown and springs back when touched lightly in center.
  • 4
    Cool cake in skillet 5 to 10 minutes. Run knife around edge of cake to loosen. Place heatproof plate upside down over skillet; turn plate and skillet over. Remove skillet. Serve cake warm.

  • For a fun twist, add pecans or walnuts in between the pineapple slices.
  • This recipe can also be made with pineapple chunks.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
17g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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