Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night craving something that isn’t in the fridge? It happens to me at least once a week and this week I decided to act on it. I really wanted a pineapple upside down cake so that’s what I did.

I went to the store to pick up a pineapple (not the canned stuff, I wanted it fresh!), a box of yellow cake mix (shhh… I’m not that lazy!) and some brown sugar.

Everything else was on hand.Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I made the cake mix according to the directions. I mixed it with my new Nutri Ninja 2-in-1 (I’ll tell ya about that later) and sat it aside.

I started preheating the oven (to 350F) and put 1/4 cup of butter in a cast iron skillet. I put the skillet it in the oven while it was preheating. Once the oven was ready I took the pan out, put 1/2 cup of brown sugar on top of the butter and mixed it really well.

I patted it out, trying to get it even, then covered that with slices and chunks of pineapple. I’m too cool for rings 😉

I poured the cake batter over the pineapple and put the skillet in the oven for 50 minutes. When it came out I was a little worried that I had burnt the cake because it was so brown. It didn’t burn, though, in fact it rose perfectly, cooked amazingly, and smelled like heaven.

I flipped it over and <BAM> Pineapple upside down cake. Even better it’s a super simple pineapple upside down cake recipe.

The cake as a whole is good but the topping – the brown sugar, butter, and pineapple… oh em gee! Talk about deliciousness. I cut the first piece for a picture and barely pressed the shutter button before I dove in. I could eat the topping by itself and believe me when I say I’m still thinking about it

The next time you are craving pineapple upside down cake remember this easy, no-fail recipe! Better yet, bookmark it, share it on Facebook, pin it on Pinterest – you’ll want to save it for later for sure!

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake
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  • 1 box yellow cake mix (or favorite yellow cake recipe)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup diced or sliced pineapple


Prepare cake mix and set aside

Preheat oven to 350F. Put butter in 9" cast iron skillet and put in oven until preheated.

Once oven is preheated, carefully remove the skillet and combine melted butter with brown sugar. Top with pineapple.

Pour cake batter over pineapple.

Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.

Remove the cake from the oven when it's done and allow to cool, in the pan, for 15 minutes.

Top the pan with a heat-proof plate and flip over.

Serve warm.



Kahlua Cake Recipe

Kahlua Cake Recipe

Happy weekend! I’ve got the windows open and the weather is feeling like Spring here in North Carolina, what about where you are? Yesterday wasn’t as nice, quite dreary and blah for lack of better words. I decided to make a cake because let’s face it, cake makes everything better.

Kahlua Cake Recipe

I looked around my kitchen to get inspiration. You know, that one ingredient that screams “bake me!” That ingredient turned out to be Kahlua. I love Kahlua, so why  not put it in a cake? Oh, yea! I was a little lazy though and used store bought frosting; just to keep it simple (wink).

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The results were delicious and since the alcohol cooks out it’s safe for everyone to eat. But, once you try it you may not want to share it – you’ve been warned!

So, without further ado, here is my Kahlua cake recipe.

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  • 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Kahlua
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup oil


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease cake pan(s).

Combine dry ingredients and whisk together.

Add remaining ingredients and mix until well blended.

Pour into cake pan(s) and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Frost with your favorite icing.



257 cal


2 g


53 g


8 g
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