Pineapple Upside-Down Cake: Upside of Life

Indulge in the nostalgic charm of our Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe, a delightful treat that encapsulates the sweetness of life. This classic dessert has been cherished for generations, and with each bite, you’ll be transported to a world where time slows down and smiles come easily. The rich history of this cake resonates in every moist crumb, and we’re thrilled to share the recipe that’s been a centerpiece of countless family gatherings and celebrations.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices in juice, drained
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the unsalted butter in a 9-inch round cake pan and melt it in the preheated oven.
  2. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the melted butter.
  3. Arrange the pineapple slices on top of the brown sugar and place maraschino cherries in the centers of the pineapple slices.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. In another bowl, mix the granulated sugar, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and eggs until well combined.
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until the batter is smooth.
  7. Pour the batter over the pineapple slices in the cake pan, spreading it evenly.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
  10. Place a serving plate upside down on top of the cake pan, then carefully flip the cake onto the plate. Slowly lift the cake pan to reveal the beautiful arrangement of pineapple and cherries.
  11. Allow the cake to cool slightly before serving. Slice and savor every delightful bite.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: One 9-inch cake

A time-honored recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Cake that brings joy to any occasion.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 320

Celebrate the joy of simple pleasures with our Pineapple Upside-Down Cake: Upside of Life. This cake isn’t just a dessert; it’s a slice of happiness that reminds us of the good things that surround us. Whether you’re sharing it with loved ones or savoring it on your own, each mouthful is a journey back in time, where the warmth of flavors and the sweetness of memories collide. Create this masterpiece, and let the Upside of Life unfold on your taste buds.