Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 26, 2023
Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana gives a timely twist for two to this traditional old-fashioned dessert.
Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 4 maraschino cherries
  • 4 pecan halves
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1 tablespoon juice. Set pineapple aside. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and 2 tablespoons butter; stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Pour into an ungreased 6-in. round baking pan. Arrange pineapple slices in a single layer in pan; place cherries and pecans in center of pineapple slices.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and allspice. Beat in the egg, milk, reserved pineapple juice and remaining butter just until combined. Spoon over pineapple.
  4. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 353 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 369mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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