Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.


15 servings

Updated: Feb. 23, 2023
Here's a traditional recipe for pineapple upside down cake that's been updated with packaged items for convenience. —Karen Ann Bland from Gove, Kansas
Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 10 pecan halves
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)


  1. Pour butter into a well-greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Arrange pineapple slices in prepared pan; place a pecan half in the center of each slice. Combine the apricot preserves and reserved pineapple juice; spoon over pineapple slices.
  2. Prepare cake batter according to package directions; pour over pineapple.
  3. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Immediately invert onto a large serving platter. Cool slightly; serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 252 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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