Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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Introduction: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

About: Hello and Welcome to In the Kitchen With Matt. I am your host Matt Taylor. My goal for the show is to teach you how to cook really good food at home for cheap. Eating out everyday can get expensive, but it d...

In this Instructable, I will show you how to make a pineapple upside-down cake. This easy pineapple upside-down cake recipe is so yummy. You can serve it warm, room temp, or chilled, with vanilla ice cream if you like. If I can do it you can do it. Let's get baking!

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the video tutorial or do both! :)

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Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

You may print the recipe here if you like.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of melted butter (55g)
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar (100g)
  • Pineapple rings (about 7 slices)
  • Maraschino cherries (about 7 of them, or use more if you like)

Cake Batter:

  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter (113g)
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar (170g)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (5ml)
  • 1/4 cup whole milk (or use whatever kind of milk you want) (60ml)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice (60ml)
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose or cake flour (224g)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder (4g)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (2g)

Tools:

  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • spatula
  • large bowl
  • 9" round cake pan with sides buttered
  • sheet pan
  • cake knife/spatula

Step 2: Prepare the Pan

First, preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C. Next, butter the sides of a 9-inch cake pan. No need to butter the bottom of it. Now melt the butter and pour it on the bottom of the pan and then sprinkle on the brown sugar. You can also just combine the brown sugar and butter in a bowl and make a paste and then spread it out on the bottom. Next, add 7 slices of pineapple rings. In the holes add the cherries. If you like you can fill in any gaps with more cherries and place pineapple slice halves around the edges.

Note: Buy the pineapple rings that come in juice not syrup.

Step 3: Mix the Wet Ingredients

Now in a large bowl add the softened butter with the sugar and cream them together with a hand or stand mixer. You may also just use a whisk. Next, add in the eggs and mix them in. Scrape the sides of the bowl as necessary throughout this process. Then add in the vanilla extract, milk, and pineapple juice. Just save the pineapple juice from the can. Mix until well combined.

Step 4: Mix in the Dry Ingredients

Now using a sifter or sieve combine the flour, baking powder, and salt and sift them into the cake batter. You may use the mixer but stop just before completely combined and then finished mixing with a wooden spoon or sturdy spatula, this will ensure we don't overmix the batter.

Step 5: Pour, Bake, and Cool

Now, pour the cake batter over the pineapple layer, which will wind up being the top of the cake. Spread out the cake batter so it is flat and then place the cake pan on a sheet pan. This makes it easier to move the cake pan and catches any drips that may bubble over the pan. Bake in a preheated oven, 350 F/176 C, for 30 to 50 minutes. Check it at 30 with a toothpick. When it comes out clean it is ready. If it is getting too brown on top cover it with aluminum foil and continue baking. Once out of the oven allow it to cool for 15 minutes.

Step 6: Flip It!

After the pineapple-upside down cake has cool, run a cake spatula or knife around the edges to loosen the cake. If you buttered it, it should not stick very much. Grab a plate and place it over the top and then holding both the plate and cake pan flip it over. Hence the upside-down cake! Give the bottom of the cake pan a few taps to help release the cake and then lift it up. There you go and an amazing cake!

Step 7: Serve It Up!

You can serve the cake while still warm, or allow it to cool further to room temperature, or if you want to you can chill it and eat it cold. Add ice cream too if you like. Enjoy! :)

Step 8: Video Tutorial

Print the recipe here if you like.

Now check out those steps in action by watching the video tutorial. :)

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    11 Discussions

    You could of cook the sugar first. like you do flan some have seen. Great video

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    In The Kitchen With Matt
    In The Kitchen With Matt

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    Hi William, thanks! You probably could. But this is an American dish, and I have encountered many recipes for this cake, and the sugar isn't cooked first. But yes you could always try it if you wanted. It will turn out different than a classic American Pineapple Upside Down cake however.

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    WIlliam Murillo
    WIlliam Murillo

    5 weeks ago

    I w.ould cook the sugar first . Like we do Flan. great video.

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    attosa
    attosa

    6 weeks ago

    I've been in bed with the flu with no appetite whatsoever, and this is the first thing that's made me hungry! Ha! Well done here :D

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    In The Kitchen With Matt
    In The Kitchen With Matt

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    Darn, sorry to hear you have the flu. :( that is no fun at all. But glad I could make you hungry. :)

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    tatonkawoman
    tatonkawoman

    6 weeks ago

    Finally, someone that actually makes the cake instead of using a mix. We used to make this a lot when I was a kid, but we always made it in a cast iron skillet. One of the best cakes ever....think I will go see if I have everything I need to make one myself! Thanks!

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    In The Kitchen With Matt
    In The Kitchen With Matt

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    haha :) Yeah, when I can, I try to make the cake from scratch. :) When I use to make it with my mom we always did it on a 13x9 glass baking pan haha. Yes, I agree, definitely one of the best cakes out there! :)

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    smikette
    smikette

    6 weeks ago


    i love pineapple upside-down cake!! haven't had it since i was a kid. thanks for sharing this, matt.

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    In The Kitchen With Matt
    In The Kitchen With Matt

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    You are so very welcome! :) I had it as a kid too and loved it! :)

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    Gadisha
    Gadisha

    6 weeks ago

    Fun concept and the cake looks good, I would like to try this.

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    In The Kitchen With Matt
    In The Kitchen With Matt

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    Thank you! :) Yeah it is a very popular cake here in the United States. :)