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This is a Perfect Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This is a Perfect Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

This Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe brings back nostalgic memories of fancy desserts. In the 1950's when kitchen appliances made baking easier, the presentation of food became more of a focus. Placing fruit on a cake in perfect symmetry made the dessert look as great as it tasted. With a revival of nostalgic baking, Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a wonderful recipe to create new memories with.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake


2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 can sliced pineapple, undrained (reserve the juice)
Maraschino cherries
3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Using a 10 inch round skillet, melt the butter over low heat. Remove from heat and mix in the brown sugar.

2. Combine 8 slices of pineapple with the butter and brown sugar mixture. Place a maraschino cherry in the middle of each pineapple slice.

3. In a large bowl, separate the eggs. Reserve the egg whites, place the yolks in another bowl. Beat the egg yolks until lightly fluffy, set aside.

4. In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup pineapple juice, the white sugar and vanilla. Mix until sugar is dissolved.

5. Slowly add this mixture to the egg yolks, mixing well.

6. Sift the baking powder, flour, and salt into the egg yolk mixture. Combine well.

7. Beat egg whites until stiff then fold into the egg yolk mixture.

8. Add this mixture to the butter, pineapple, and sugar mixture.

9. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes, then turn upside down onto a plate.

Other Delicious Cakes to Try

Once you've tried this incredible pineapple upside down cake recipe, give these other cakes a try. You're sure to love them!

  • Whoopie pies. Technically these are cakes! Whoopie pies are traditionally made by taking two small, round chocolate cakes and placing cream in between them to create a sandwich. You can use whatever cake flavor you like, though! Kids love these.
  • Tres leches cake. Popular in Spanish-speaking countries, this is a sponge cake soaked with evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream. It can be topped with fruit if you want. This is a dense cake, but a delicious one!
  • Torta della nonna. A popular Italian dessert, this is a cake filled with custard and topped with pine nuts and confectioner's sugar. If you lack pine nuts, you can always substitute a nut of your choice. If you're having pasta for dinner, this is a great dessert to have after!
  • Torta Barozzi. Another popular Italian dessert, this is a flourless chocolate cake that includes rum, almonds, and coffee among its ingredients for flavor.
  • Swiss roll. This is a chocolate roll cake that has cream on the inside. You've likely eaten the snack cake version of this recipe, so why not try making the original? Your kids will love it, making the effort required completely worth it.
  • Suncake. A Taiwanese dessert, this cake is filled with malt sugar. They're generally sold to foreigners in gift boxes. This is a simple cake, but a delicious one. It's a great chance for you to teach your kids about other cultures.
  • Snowball cakes. These are usually seen in stores, but you can make your own! Snowball cakes are small chocolate cakes coated with marshmallow and coconut shavings. They're a great choice to make if you want a dessert to send with your kids to school.
  • Smith Island cake. This giant cake has eight to fifteen layers! The layers alternate between cake and chocolate buttercream. It's a fun cake to make with your kids; you'll all be laughing at just how tall this cake can get!
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