Pineapple Upside Down Cake


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I don’t usually bake.  Since my personal baker AKA older daughter, Youricka, is away for College until May, I have no choice than baking myself. Today, I was craving something sweet and delicious.  Therefore, I decided to make an upside pineapple cake. I have two different recipes for the cake, but I chose to make this one.

Pineapple upside down cake


2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

2 cups granulated sugar

1 ½ cups whole milk

¼ cup shortening

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 large eggs

One can sliced pineapple

2 tablespoons pineapple juice

1 stick unsalted butter

1 1/3 cups packed light brown sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, milk, shortening, baking powder, vanilla, salt, eggs, pineapple juice and 4 tablespoons of the butter.  Use an electric mixer on medium speed, beat until all the ingredients are well combined. Set aside.

Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons butter in the pan and place it in the oven until the butter melts.  Sprinkle the brown sugar over the butter, making sure it’s evenly distributed.   Layer the pineapple slices over the top and add cherries to the middle of the pineapple slices.

Pour the batter evenly over the pineapple. Bake 35 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Immediately run a knife around the edge of the cake, then put a plate upside down on top of the pan. Carefully invert the pan onto the plate and let cool for 30 minutes before serving.

I did not have any ice cream in my refrigerator to have with my cake, but we enjoy it anyway.

Share your thoughts with me.  Did you make anything special this weekend?  Would you like to try this cake?  Let me know.


  1. Oooh this looks good! I’m not a huge pineapple fan, but the hubby loves it. He’s going out of town for a few days so I may have to make this for him for when he comes back.

  2. Yummy! Pineapple upside down cake is one of my favorites! My husband hates pineapple, though, so I never get to make it haha. Maybe I’ll make one just for me.

    • My family is unique because each of us has something that we don’t eat or like. Sometimes, I make the stuff that they don’t like and I indulge it alone lol.

  3. This looks amazing! Pineapple upside down cake is my all time favorite sweet treat – and yours looks so delicious I cant wait to try it!

  4. Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved this cake but the cherries are my least favorite part. I want it to be all pineapple, all the time! LOL

  5. I love pineapple upside down cake! This is very similar to my recipe, and it’s so yummy! The hardest part is flipping it, I’ve had mine fall apart a few times when I flip, but it still tastes great.

  6. Mmmmm I love pineapples and I love cake. I’ve not had this cake although I’ve heard of it. About time I give it a try! I bet Amarena Cherries would be great to use here.

  7. That used to be my #1 favorite all time cake but I think I ate enough of it to build a small kingdom. It is very delicious!

  8. This is one of my favorite desserts but I have never made one myself. It looks like it would be simple enough for me to try!

  9. Your baking is just so inviting, so appetizing, This is something am going to try out someday. Hope they are going to look as good as yours when am done. Something this good is so going to be so delicious.

  10. This cake! I think one of the first cakes I ever made independently was an upside pineapple cake ? Haven’t had one in ages, must go ahead and try your recipe!


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