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Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana gives a timely twist for two to this traditional old-fashioned dessert.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk


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

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  • pupcakes81
    May 24, 2020

    Excellent! I used crushed pineapple instead of rings and chopped pecans. I used the bake function on my Instant Pot with a natural release. My boyfriend and I went in to do a taste test and ate the whole thing! But it hit the spot! Will be a regular in the rotation.

  • TonyaIvey
    Apr 9, 2013

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  • EP-PaulaG
    May 24, 2009

    I have a 6-inch cast iron skillet that is perfect for making this cake. I have made it several times and it is perfect for a couples dinner or for the 2 of us with leftovers the next day.

  • retiredtoeire
    Apr 23, 2008

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  • bakingmad
    Jan 8, 2008

    It was a tight squeeze getting the four pineapple slices in the cake pan, and one ended up more oval than round, but this was still tasty. My husband and I both agree that it's not as rich as my "full-size" upside down cake, but we thought it made a nice treat for just two people.