Go Back
+ servings
slice of pineapple upside down cake on a white plate.
Print Recipe Add to Collection
No ratings yet

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

Equipment

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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