Upside Down Pineapple Cake Recipe
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Upside Down Pineapple Cake Recipe

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Gloria Poyer of Hackettstown, New Jersey needs just a few easy ingredients to dress up a boxed mix and create this classic cake. It bakes up so moist and pretty, no one will believe it wasn't made from scratch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 6 canned pineapple slices
  • 6 maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 319 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place pineapple slices in a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Place a cherry in the center of each slice. Sprinkle half of the walnuts around the pineapple. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; spoon batter over pineapple layer. Sprinkle with remaining nuts.
  2. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Upside-Down Cake in Quick Cooking November/December 2001, p57

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suefalk User ID: 6736080 258898
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2016

"Tasty! Not your traditional upside down cake, but a good short cut recipe."

suunylou User ID: 3450016 37634
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"First pineapple upside-down cake that came out of the pan with no mishaps. I did use a pineapple cake mix instead of white mix. cake was moist and light in flavor."

tcorkins User ID: 5122849 32539
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"I made this recipe exactly the way it was called for. It is a lttle blan...It could of used some brown sugar or spice. I also buttered the the cake would not stick"

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