Recipe By Anonymous
Published Jun 3rd
Prep 25m Cook 30m Additional 5m Ready In 1h
Servings 1 10-inch round cake Calories 321.1

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 (20 ounce) can sliced pineapple
  • 10 maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1 cup sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a 10-inch heavy skillet with a heat-resistant handle (I use a cast iron skillet), melt 1/2 cup butter over very low heat. Remove from heat, and sprinkle brown sugar evenly over pan. Arrange pineapple slices to cover bottom of skillet. Distribute cherries around pineapple; set aside.
  3. 3 Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. 4 Separate the eggs into two bowls. In a large bowl, beat egg whites just until soft peaks form. Add granulated sugar gradually, beating well after each addition. Beat until medium-stiff peaks form. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks at high speed until very thick and yellow. With a wire whisk or rubber scraper, using an over-and-under motion, gently fold egg yolks and flour mixture into whites until blended. Fold in 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine and almond extract. Spread batter evenly over pineapple in skillet.
  5. 5 Bake until surface springs back when gently pressed with fingertip and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes. Loosen the edges of the cake with table knife. Cool the cake for 5 minutes before inverting onto serving plate.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 321.1
  • Carbohydrate 55 g
  • Cholesterol 84.9 mg
  • Fat 10.4 g
  • Fiber 0.7 g
  • Protein 3.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 6 g
  • Sodium 183.1 mg
  • Sugar 43 g


  1. This is one of the most popular Pineapple Upside-Down Cake on this site. My mother has an easier version where you don't need to beat the egg whites separately. Whisk together whole eggs and sugar until the liquid becomes light yellow and foamy. This means the chemical reaction is almost equivalent to beating the egg - Read more ...
  2. This is a very tasty cake. Mine did come out a little bit tough but that is my fault. I over mixed it. It still came out fluffy. Next time I think I will use vanilla extract and add a little pineapple juice. Now I really don't want to put this but just in case - Read more ...
  3. OMG!!! THIS WAS THE BEST CAKE EVER!!! I took the advice from other reviews about the batter being to dry and added 1/4 - 1/2 cup of the reserved pineapple juice and about 2 or 3 tablespoons of sour cream. PERFECTION!!!
  4. The first time I made this it was a little dry and not quite what I expected. The second time I added a little sour cream and evaporated milk to the batter along with about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of reserved pineapple juice. It was moist & delicious. Just like my great grandma used to - Read more ...
  5. My Dad loves pineapple upside-down cake. I found this recipe and my wife made it for him for his birthday hands down it is the best pineapple upside-down cake ever!
  6. This is by far the tasties, moistest, most delicious pineapple upside down cake I have ever made or eaten. I did nothing to change it; it is perfect when made exactly as directed.
  7. I followed the directions exactly, except that I baked the cake in a 9X13. My boyfriend absolutely loves it and has hade me make it 4 times in the past 3 weeks...
  8. Used a different cake mixture as I was afraid of it being too dry from the reviews. My version turned out great but has to cook a lot longer. Try it if you like. I will try the original recipe next time and revisit my rating. Cake: Stir together: 1 2/3 6 TB flour 1 - Read more ...
  9. This recipe sounded like it would be great, unfortunately it was not! It took way more than the listed time to cook and it was not very tasty at all...kind of balnd actually. My father in law is a pineapple upsdie down cake officianado and I was embarrassed to serve it to him!!