Traditional Pineapple Upside-Down Cake with circular pineapple slices and cherries on a wooden serving tray.

Delicious Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe | Two-Layer Delight

Embark on a culinary journey with our Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, a delightful twist to a classic dessert that promises to enchant your taste buds. This recipe simplifies the traditional process with convenient ingredients like cake mix and canned pineapple, ensuring a spectacular result every time.

The Best Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe is a real showstopper, featuring a two-layer cake that’s as delicious as it is attractive. Ideal for any gathering, it serves up sweet pineapple flavors with a hint of cherry and coconut, all enveloped in a soft, moist cake.

Notes on Ingredients

For this recipe, you’ll need a jar of maraschino cherries, butter, brown sugar, flaked coconut, canned sliced and crushed pineapple, and a package of yellow cake mix. Using reserved pineapple juice instead of water in the cake mix will enhance the pineapple flavor that is central to this cake’s charm.

How to Make Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Begin by preheating your oven and preparing your pans as described in the recipe. The layering of the coconut, pineapple rings, and cherries not only infuses the cake with flavor but also creates an eye-catching design once inverted. The detailed steps provided ensure that even novice bakers can achieve perfect results.

How to Serve Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Serve this stunning dessert warm or at room temperature to highlight its moist texture and rich flavors. It pairs beautifully with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, making it a versatile choice for any dessert table.

How to Store Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Ensure the cake is completely cooled before covering it to maintain its texture. It can be stored at room temperature for a day and refrigerated for up to 5 days. Always cover loosely to avoid moisture buildup.

Nutrition information

NutrientAmount per Serving% Daily Value
Calories310.75 kcal16%
Total Fat9.73 g14%
Saturated Fat3.98 g20%
Monounsaturated Fat3.22 g
Polyunsaturated Fat2.05 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol10.66 mg4%
Sodium296.97 mg15%
Carbs55.08 g21%
Fiber1.54 g6%
Sugars19.9 g22%
Protein2.24 g4%
Vitamin A40.36 mcg5%
Vitamin C3.68 mg5%
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Vitamin E0.12 mg1%
Vitamin K0.63 mcg1%
Thiamin B10.07 mg6%
Riboflavin B20.03 mg2%
Niacin B30.27 mg
Vitamin B60.06 mg5%
Folic Acid B96.1 mcg3%
Vitamin B120.05 mcg2%
Calcium78.96 mg10%
Iron0.48 mg3%
Magnesium12.75 mg3%
Zinc0.22 mg2%
Phosphorus141.25 mg20%
Potassium109 mg3%
Nutrition Information for Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

FAQs About Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Can I use fresh pineapple instead of canned?

While canned pineapple provides convenience and a consistent moisture content, fresh pineapple can be used if it’s available.

How can I prevent the cake from sticking to the pan?

Properly greasing the pans and using the right amount of butter and sugar as directed helps create a non-stick surface.

A perfectly layered Pineapple Upside-Down Cake with pineapple rings and cherries on top.

Delicious Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Discover how to make a stunning two-layer Pineapple Upside-Down Cake using simple ingredients like cake mix and canned pineapple. Perfect for special occasions or a family dessert.
Temps de préparation 10 minutes
Temps de cuisson 40 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Temps total 1 heure 10 minutes
Type de plat Dessert Plate
Cuisine American
Portions 12 servings
Calories 322 kcal


  • 1 10 ounce jar maraschino cherries, drained
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup flaked coconut
  • 1 8 ounce can sliced pineapple, drained with juice reserved
  • 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained with juice reserved
  • 1 18.25 ounce package yellow cake mix


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat the bottoms and sides of each 9 inch round cake pan with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Sprinkle the bottom of each pan with 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
  • In one of the pans, sprinkle coconut over the brown sugar. Lay pineapple rings in a single layer on top of coconut. Place a cherry in the center of each ring. In the other pan, spread the drained crushed pineapple.
  • Mix the cake as directed on package, but substitute reserved pineapple juice in place of water. Divide batter between the 2 pans. Remember which pan has the pineapple rings in it.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool in pans for 20 minutes.
  • While the bottoms of the cake pans are still warm to the touch, invert the layer with the crushed pineapple out onto a serving dish, then gently invert the layer with the pineapple rings on top of it for a dazzling two layer pineapple upside down cake.
Keyword Baking, cake, Easy recipe, Pineapple
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