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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Made with Cake Mix

Pineapple upside-down cake with cake mix takes less than ten minutes, giving you a gorgeous, fruity cake big enough for the whole family!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pineapple upside down cake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 373kcal


  • 9x13 baking dish
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Can opener
  • Large mixing bowl
  • whisk


  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
  • 18 maraschino cherries
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) yellow cake mix


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add the melted butter to a 9x13 baking dish and spread it around the bottom of the pan.
    1/4 cup melted butter
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar across the bottom of the pan.
    1 cup brown sugar
  • Arrange the pineapple circles across the bottom of the pan and place one cherry in the center of each pineapple circle.
    1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple, 18 maraschino cherries
  • Pour the pineapple juice from the can into a measuring cup then fill the cup with water until it reaches 1 cup. You want a total of 1 cup of liquid.
  • Pour the pineapple juice and water mix into a large mixing bowl then beat in the eggs and vegetable oil.
    3 eggs, ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Stir the cake mix into the bowl and stir until the batter is smooth.
    1 box (15.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • Pour the batter on top of the pineapple slices in the prepared pan. Gently spread the batter so it is even in the dish.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. The cake will look golden brown and be pulling away from the edges of the pan.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake. Flip the pan over onto a tray. Make sure to get all the juice out of the pan- that the good stuff!
  • Cool for about 15 minutes, then slice and serve.


You can also choose to slice and serve the cake right out of the pan rather than flipping it over onto a tray. However, you should flip each slice onto a plate so the pretty pineapple is facing upward.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1mg