Monday, January 17, 2011

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

The Mr and I belong to a bridge group and every year we host six games at our house and go to other people's houses for the other six games.  When we have finished playing bridge we visit for a bit and enjoy a little bite to eat.   So at the beginning of every year I'm on the lookout for an easy delicious dessert to serve.  Recently my Mother made a fantastic pineapple upside-down cake and I asked her for the recipe to use for this year's games.  When I sat down to write this post I looked up what I served last year (having such a good memory and all) and it was - wait for it - Blueberry Upside-Down Cake (you can find the recipe here).  Does the fact that I am apparently drawn to upside-down cakes say something about my personality?  Hopefully nobody will remember what I made last year and notice that I have a theme going.

Here's the recipe in case you want to try some of the yummyness for yourself.

1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp pineapple juice
1 can pineapple tidbits, drained reserving juices
1/3 cup soft butter
1 pkg lemon cake mix or white or yellow

1. Spray a 9”x13” pan with cooking spray.  Spread brown sugar evenly in pan and sprinkle with pineapple juice.
2. Arrange pineapple pieces on sugar mixture.  Dot with butter.  Set aside.
3. Preheat oven to 350˚
4. Prepare cake mix as directed on package (I substituted the drained pineapple juice for some of the water).  Pour batter carefully over fruit mix in pan.  Bake in 350˚oven for 60 minutes.  Cool cake in pan 10 minutes – then invert onto serving platter.  Serve warm with whipped cream.

And one last picture to get your mouth really watering.


  1. Oh Grace! Yum!! and it looks so easy, my kind of easy.
    Thank you :)

    Jeanne xx

  2. Okay...the last picture got should be in a magazine, LOL! I want to bake it! My aunt used to make pineapple upside down cake, and I loved it! Did you use lemon cake mix for your cake?

    Thanks so much for posting this recipe! :D

  3. My mom used to make upside down cake all the time .... it would be perfect comfort food when it is so cold ..... mmmmmm

  4. I haven't made this in a long time. The recipe I use is in The Silver Palate. They are easy but pretty cakes to make...that is why you are drawn to them.

  5. My mom used to make this all the time when I was growing up. I loved it and I forgot about it. I like that your recipe uses a cake mix, so it's totally easy to whip up and make with kids too!

  6. Totally yummy looking! I can't remember the last time I had this type of cake. But boy with your easy recipe, I am going to have to make me one of those really soon. Thanks! Kit

  7. YUM! It sounds delicious Grace! Not sure if you know, but you won a giveaway over at CSI project (and your tablescape was also featured!) Congratulations!

  8. Mmmm, that looks good! My mom used to make this and serve it warm with whipped cream. I think it's time for me to try making it. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Yum Grace! I love anything with pineapple too!

  10. Grace,

    I just love your blog. I'm catching up a bit and enjoyed the posts on the dishes. You write about such a great variety of stuff--I wish I had a little bit more of your blogging skills. I have trouble thinking of things to write about!

    This cake looks SO tasty! I'm very enthused to try it-and will probably try it today as long as I have a yellow cake mix somewhere in this house of mine.

    Hope you're warm and relaxed on this Saturday morning!

  11. My husband loves P.U.D.C. I try and make it every year on his birthday. I usually cheat and use the Betty Crocker box version. Your recipe looks easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!!!