Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipes

Find delicious recipes for classic pineapple upside-down cake, including versions with homemade cake and versions made with cake mix.

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Pineapple Upside-Down Pound Cake

Rating: 4.33 stars 6
This is one of my favorite pound cakes, made in a Bundt® pan. I specialize in all kind of pound cakes. You can add pieces of pineapple to the cake batter.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake

Rating: 4.5 stars 1
Fruity and creamy! Just oh so delicious!

Cottage Pudding - Upside Down Cake

Rating: 4.69 stars 142
This is my husband's favorite. I first made it over thirty years ago. You can use canned peaches or pineapple in place of the sliced apples.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake IV

Rating: 4.38 stars 93
Bottoms up and there's the topping! No need to make frosting. The cake's ready as soon as it pops out of the oven. Use 8 to 12 cherries and walnuts, depending on how many servings you want.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Rating: 4.63 stars 248
Love to make these little guys for family gatherings or just as treats for home to pack into lunches. Easy recipe to make. Adaptations can be made to make this completely from scratch. This is just a yummy simplified version!

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 4.34 stars 491
This old-fashioned cake recipe delivers a really good take on the dessert classic: pineapple upside-down cake.

Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt® Cake

Rating: 4.86 stars 38
A moist twist on the original pineapple upside-down cake.

Grandma's Skillet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 4.55 stars 9
This skillet pineapple upside-down cake is baked in a cast iron skillet and served warm. It is wonderful!

Grandma's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 4.41 stars 33
My gramma used to bake cakes and pies during the Depression and my grampa would sell them door-to-door and on the street corners to support them during that awful time. This is one of my favorites.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake VII

Rating: 4.7 stars 960
This pineapple upside down cake is made in an iron skillet. It's quick, easy and so beautiful.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake V

Rating: 4.58 stars 607
This recipe makes a two-layer pineapple upside-down cake using cake mix and canned pineapple.

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Rating: 4.55 stars 68
Here's a quick and easy recipe using any brand of biscuit baking mix for a delicious old favorite. Top with whipped topping and you've got a lovely dessert for family or company.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Chef John's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Rating: Unrated 130
"Made this for my dad's birthday. The best." – Michael Hernandez
Hawaiian Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Rating: 4.84 stars

On my way to a Hawaiian-themed party, all I could think of was Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The recipes did not seem Hawaiian enough. The additions of coconut, banana and macadamia nuts brought the tropics to the recipe. I can't tell you how many people raved at the party. The whole cake is gone.