This is the Best Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Why do I say that? Well just look at that golden cake, topped with juicy pineapple slices, sweet maraschino cherries and a yummy brown sugar topping. And the best part? It’s a cake mix. Yes indeed.
We use cake mixes every now and then to make a hectic schedule easier. Life should be easy right? Our Italian Almond Biscotti is just such a recipe – it’s one of our faves, and comes from a famous chef in Italy!
Do you know this is the very first time I’ve baked a Pineapple Upside Down Cake? No really! I always see so many recipes for these yummy cakes everywhere and everyone loves them. NOW I know why!
That yummy, buttery brown sugar that sinks into the bottom (top?) of this amazing Pineapple Upside Down Cake and mixes with the pineapple and cherries, well I’m a believer now!
And because it’s baked in a 13 X 9 pan, so easy to make and take to our next family get together, you can make it literally in minutes!
So what is a Pineapple Upside Down Cake?
It really is only a few ingredients. There are lots of recipes out there, mine is based on one from Betty Crocker, and there are other good ones too.
HOW TO MAKE A PERFECT PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE
Melt butter in the bottom of your 13 X 9 pan and then generously sprinkle brown sugar, covering the bottom of the pan.
Next place the pineapple slices, and insert the maraschino cherries in the middle of the slices.
In a separate bowl, mix up your favorite yellow cake mix. They usually call for eggs and oil. Pour the cake batter over all and smooth the top.
Pop in the oven and bake at 350F/180C for 42 to 48 minutes.
When you take it out of the oven, invert the cake onto a heat proof plate right away, leaving the pan in place so that the lovely butter and brown sugar drizzle down into the cake.
That’s it! Easy Peasy. And you have the yummiest cake to serve to family and friends. Only you will know how easy it was to bake!
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