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Breakfast Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Breakfast Upside-Down Cake Recipe

This moist golden morning treat quickly became my husband's favorite. And because it calls for a boxed blueberry muffin mix and canned pineapple, I never have a problem finding the time to make it for him. Plus, it looks pretty enough to serve company.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + resting Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) blueberry muffin mix
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 maraschino cherries, halved
  • Fresh blueberries, optional


  • 1. Rinse and drain blueberries from muffin mix; set aside. Combine muffin mix and yeast in a large bowl; set aside.
  • 2. Drain pineapple, reserving juice in a measuring cup. Set pineapple aside. Add enough water to juice to measure 2/3 cup.
  • 3. Pour into saucepan; heat to 120°-130°. Add to muffin mix; stir just until moistened. Beat in the egg. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • 4. Combine brown sugar and butter; pour into a greased 9-in. round baking pan. Cut each pineapple slice in half; arrange over brown sugar mixture. Tuck cherries into pineapple.
  • 5. Spoon half of batter over pineapple. Sprinkle with reserved blueberries. Spread with remaining batter.
  • 6. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Immediately invert onto a serving plate. Cool completely. Garnish with fresh blueberries if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 403 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 566mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 2, 2017

"This was a taste sensation for my family. I will say though that the dough is rather sticky and doesn't exactly "spread", but somehow it all works out and makes for a lovely presentation."

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"One word. Deee-licious!"

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