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Upside Down Pineapple Cake

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


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


  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 319 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • mamaknowsbest
    Jun 11, 2019

    Beautiful cake! If you are looking for a little sweater cake, recommend melting 1/4 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar and add to pan before pineapples/nuts. Makes it a little more traditional. This is a great dessert because eliminates need for frosting! As a volunteer field editor for Taste of Home magazine, I love recipes that can be assembled quickly and deliver outstanding taste!

  • suefalk
    Dec 31, 2016

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

  • deejohns
    Jan 25, 2012

    No comment left

  • suunylou
    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
    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