Do you need a quick dessert in a pinch? I have an easy delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake that your guests and family will love.

This recipe was handed down from my previous husband’s grandmother. I adored her. At the age of 16, I began to watch her cook and bake. Grandma Baxter was by grandmother too.

I got married very young at the age of 18. We moved into a tiny little cottage on the water next to her. I loved every minute living on the water and by this lovely woman.

She loved me as her own. I went everywhere with her to church, to the grocery store and road trips to visit her sister Kitty to shop.

She was an amazing cook. Many of the recipes that I make today, she taught me.

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We remain close until the day she died. I remember when she was sick in the hospital. Her fragile little body was shutting down. I kissed her on the forehead and whispered “I will see you someday in heaven. Love you so much.”

I have wonderful memories of the time spent together with her. We took the children to the movies.

The weekends that I had my older two children, we took them to visit her with the twins in tow. She loved my new husband. The twins were treated as if they were her grandbabies too. She bought them gifts. All of us would go out to dinner.

Beautiful memories made over the years. A friendship to last a lifetime!

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Spray the two 9″ cake pans with non-stick cooking spray with flour and set aside.

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Mix the cake mix according to the directions on the cake box and set aside.

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Over low heat, combine butter, brown sugar and the juice for the can of Pineapple rings. Cook over low heat until all ingredients have dissolved into a syrup. Turn off the burner.

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In the first cake pan, place six pineapple rings in the pan. In the center of the pineapple rings add a maraschino cherry.

There will not be enough pineapple rings for both pans. That’s ok, we can still make a second cake. With the extra pineapple rings, dice them into tidbits and spread into the second pan.

Next slowly pour half of the syrup into the pan with the pineapple rings. It should completely cover them. Take the remainder half of syrup and pour into the second pan.

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The cake batter will also be divided into the two cake pans.

Now carefully pour the cake batter in a circular motion into the first pan. Let it level out. You are pouring to cover the area. It needs to be done slowly so the syrup stays on the bottom.

Repeat the above in the second cake pan. Let both cake pans rest for a couple of minutes while the cake batter levels out.

Place both pans in the oven side by side but not touching. Bake for 45 minutes.

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Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. I let mine sit on the gas burner to cool. Make sure your burner is off.

Only allow the cakes to cool for about 10 minutes. You will want to flip them on to a plate while still warm or you will not get them out of the pans. The pan should be cool to touch the sides. If not let cool until you can handle them.

With a butter knife loosen up the edges of the cake around the pan. Place a plate over the cake pan and invert it (flip over). The cake should now be on the plate.

PIN IT!

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This Pineapple Upside Down Cake is really scrupulous. It is a wonderful cake to serve at a brunch, shower or after dinner for guests.

You will not want just one slice of cake. If you are a coffee lover, it is a wonderful dessert to serve with a cup of coffee.

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Easy Delicious Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Tammy
This easy and delicious dessert that your guests and family will love.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people

Equipment

  • 1 Hand Mixture or Kitchenaid Mixer
  • 2 9" Cake Pans

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Box Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3 Large Eggs – Check the box of your cake mix and follow instructions
  • 1 Cup Water – Check the box of your cake mix and follow instructions
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil – – Check the box of your cake mix and follow instructions
  • 1 Can Pineapple Rings (15 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Stick Salted Butter
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray With Flour
  • 1 Jar Maraschino Cherries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray the two 9" cake pans with non-stick cooking spray with flour and set aside.
  • Mix the cake mix according to the directions on the cake box and set aside.
  • Over low heat, combine butter, brown sugar and the juice for the can of Pineapple rings. Cook over low heat until all ingredients have dissolved into a syrup. Turn off the burner.
  • In the first cake pan, place six pineapple rings in the pan. In the center of the pineapple rings add a maraschino cherry.
  • There will not be enough pineapple rings for both pans. That's ok, we can still make a second cake. With the extra pineapple rings, dice them into tidbits and spread into the second pan.
  • Next slowly pour half of the syrup into the pan with the pineapple rings. It should completely cover them. Take the remainder half of syrup and pour into the second pan.
  • The cake batter will also be divided into the two cake pans.
  • Now carefully pour the cake batter in a circular motion into the first pan. Let it level out. You are pouring to cover the area. It needs to be done slowly so the syrup stays on the bottom.
  • Repeat the above in the second cake pan.
  • Let both cake pans rest for a couple of minutes while the cake batter levels out.
  • Place both pans in the oven side by side but not touching. Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. I let mine sit on the gas burner to cool.. Make sure your burner is off.
  • Only allow the cakes to cool for about 10 minutes. You will want to flip them on to a plate while still warm or you will not get them out of the pans. The pan should be cool to touch the sides. If not let cool until you can handle them.
  • With a butter knife loosen up the edges of the cake around the pan.
  • Place a plate over the cake pan and invert it (flip over). The cake should now be on the plate.
  • Repeat the same process above with the second cake.
  • This cake can be served slightly warm or completely cool. ENJOY!
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