Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Photo Credit: Betty Crocker

In honor of Mother’s Day being yesterday, I’m sharing a recipe that always makes me think of my mom.  I have to admit, as a kid I didn’t like pineapple, so when she made this, I was always wishing for her famous pound cake!  But now as an adult, I’ve developed a love of pineapple, so now I can give this Pineapple Upside Down Cake a thumbs up!

Recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake

1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices in juice, drained, juice reserved
1 jar (6 oz) maraschino cherries without stems, drained
1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
Vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In 13×9-inch pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Arrange pineapple slices on brown sugar. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice, and arrange remaining cherries around slices; press gently into brown sugar.
Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to measure 1 1/4 cups. Make cake batter as directed on box, substituting pineapple juice mixture for the water. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes (42 to 48 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately run knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down onto pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake 5 minutes so brown sugar topping can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Store covered in refrigerator.

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  1. BigBearswife says

    my cousin use to make Pineapple Upside Down Cakes and they were so good!

    I just may have to try my hand at making one

  2. Pineapple Upside down cakes are one of my favorites. That is one kind I can make and it will be gone in a few days. There is just husband and I and in the summer a granddaughter. Most cakes I end up having to freeze a few pieces for later or throwing a few pieces out.

  3. One of my husband's favorites!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

  4. Jennifer says

    Mmm, this looks so good! It's making my stomach growl! LOL.

    – Jenn @ Social Salutations

  5. Barbara F. says

    Visiting from Foodie Friday, the pic of that cake pulled me right in! I love pineapple in any way. I had a recipe from the 50's that was my mom's = it called for pineapple "spears" instead of rings! xo,

  6. Hollie - says

    This looks so good!

  7. heather {WhipperBerry} says

    looks delish! thanks for partying with whipperberry!

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