Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

A Classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe


Welcome to a delightful journey into the world of baking. Today, we will be exploring the classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. This delicious dessert, with its caramelized pineapple and cherries on top, and moist vanilla cake underneath, is sure to become a family favorite!


For baking this tropical delight, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 200g (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 120g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices, juice reserved
  • 11 maraschino cherries
  • 200g (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 200g (1 cup) brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). In a 9-inch round baking pan, melt the butter over low heat. Once melted, add brown sugar and stir until it’s well combined. Arrange the pineapple slices on top and place a cherry in the middle of each slice.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, vanilla, eggs, and 2 tablespoons of the reserved pineapple juice. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing just until combined.
  3. Pour the batter over the pineapple and cherries in the baking pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert it onto a serving plate. Leave the pan over the cake for a few more minutes to let the sugar topping drizzle over the cake.


  • Make sure your eggs and milk are at room temperature to ensure a smooth and well-combined batter.
  • If you don’t have a round baking pan, a square one will work as well.
  • Don’t overmix the batter as it can make the cake dense and tough.


There you have it—a classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake that’s sure to impress your guests! It’s a delicious and visually appealing dessert that brings a tropical twist to any meal. Happy baking!

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