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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Rating: 4.5 14 Comments

Serve this traditional favorite warm from the oven. Add a dollop of whipped cream to your Double Pineapple Upside Down Cake and make it extra-scrumptious.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 ºF.
  2. Place butter in 13x9 inch pan. Place pan in oven to melt butter. Sprinkle with sugar. Arrange pineapple slices and maraschino cherries on sugar mixture.
  3. Prepare cake mix as directed on package. (Do not substitute pineapple juice for water.) Pour batter evenly over fruit.
  4. Bake 50 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Invert onto large serving plate or cookie sheet. Serve warm with whipped cream.


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Umagwa on Jun 3, 2022 9:23 p.m.

The photos show a round cake, yet the recipe calls for a 13x9 pan. How does this work?

Icondoit2022 on Jan 16, 2022 3:01 p.m.

This was my favorite childhood dessert. I'm happy I found it. But my mom always put the juice in a 1cup and filled the rest with water. So unbelievably jucy and bumped up the flavor.

lisa51 on Aug 5, 2021 10:12 p.m.

Ladies and gentlemen....beware! The grammar police have found their way into the recipe pages! There's always one in every group LOL. Ok, back to the reason why we're here....this is an amazing, simple recipe. Never lets me down.

KevinKevin2222 on Mar 26, 2021 5:23 p.m.

I use Dunkin Hines pineapple supreme cake mix.

jmwall23 on Sep 19, 2020 1:02 a.m.

I always use 1 cup of pineapple juice instead of water. Delicious!

nonnarose on Aug 22, 2020 5:05 p.m.

I use a cast iron skillet and have made this wonderful birthday cake for the last 59 years. My husband's favorite. thank you Duncan Hines.

john95 on May 9, 2020 3:15 a.m.

Why does the recipe call for an 8 X 13 inch pan but cake in photo is circular ?

QueenBee13 on Nov 18, 2019 4:56 p.m.

@lurleen..... You can use the pineapple juice. I use it every time.

lurleen on Jan 7, 2015 7:33 p.m.

why can't you use pineapple juice in batter -LMB

Duchess on Jan 7, 2015 1:19 p.m.

I make this with fresh bananas. Same method but instead of pineapple cut bananas lengthways in butter sugar base. Top with cake mix. Wonderful warm with ice cream

mazelalingod on Aug 7, 2013 6:42 p.m.

I made this one last week and my hubby love it!

Sugar_Cookie on Feb 3, 2010 6:54 p.m.

I made this one day. Was kind of dissapointed that it didn't rise up more. Not sure if it was something that I did wrong or not. Still it was good. :> A much faster way to make then one from scratch.

leCrackhead on Dec 27, 2020 10:29 p.m.

It's been 10 years, maybe you know the difference between then and than now...but then...

leCrackhead on Dec 27, 2020 10:28 p.m.

Know your meme: THEN is used for time: First I stole a panda bear, then we drank malt liquor together. THAN is used for comparison: I'm much better at holding my liquor than a panda bear. These are different words.