Pineapple Upside Down Cake

If you are ever in a rush and need to make a quick dessert that doesn’t turn your whole kitchen upside down, then make a pineapple upside down cake where your dessert is the only thing that gets turned upside down. You could choose to make your pineapple cake homemade, but I chose the lazy version of this which is the Duncan Hines box cake mix. I really want to make this recipe from scratch and with fresh pineapples too, but for now this easy go-to recipe will have to do :)



  • Duncan Hines Pineapple Cake mix
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil


  • 1/2 cup butter ( 1 stick)
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 (20 oz) can pineapple slices
  • maraschino cherries


Preheat: 350 F

  1. For the topping, melt the butter in a skillet over low heat
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the brown sugar
  3. Spread sugar mixture in bottom of cake pan and then arrange the pineapple slices and cherries to your liking and set aside
  4. For the cake, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, and oil in a large mixing bowl
  5. Beat at medium speed and then pour the batter over the pineapples in the cake pan
  6. Bake for an hour or until toothpick comes out clean
  7. Invert onto a plate and enjoy :)