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round cake on white plate. Golden pineapple rings with a cherry in the middle of each one
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5 from 2 votes

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This simple pineapple upside down cake recipe is a great way to get a sweet homemade cake!
Prep Time5 mins
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 333kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 15.25 oz. can pineapple slices
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • maraschino cherries


  • Melt butter in 9-inch cast iron skillet. Add brown sugar until melted.
  • Drain pineapple, reserve ⅓ of the juice. Set aside.
  • Arrange pineapple slices and cherries over brown sugar mixture. You should get 7 rings on the bottom. Cut the remaining pineapple rings in half and arrange along the side of the skillet spacing in between the round rings (see photo).  Set aside.
  • Beat egg yolks with hand or stand mixer with whisk attachment until thick. Gradually add the sugar and mix well.
  • In separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and add to the egg mixture.
  • Stir in pineapple juice.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into batter. Spoon over pineapples evenly.
  • Bake at 350 for 40 - 45 minutes. (Check sooner to see if it's done. It can tend to bake fast.)
  • Cool in skillet for 30 minutes, then invert onto serving plate.


Serving: 1slice | Sodium: 228mg | Calcium: 58mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 266IU | Sugar: 52g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 129mg | Cholesterol: 77mg | Calories: 333kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 7g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 64g | Iron: 1mg