Pineapple Upside Down Cake
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Pineapple upside down cake is easy and it looks great! My pineapple upside down cake recipe is from scratch and comes out perfectly moist!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 8
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 can (20 oz) can - 9 slices pineapple, drained
  • 1 jar (10 oz) maraschino cherries without stems
  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Melt ¼ cup butter in microwave and pour into 9x9 inch square baking pan
  3. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over melted butter
  4. Arrange pineapple slices over brown sugar, then add a cherry in the center of each pineapple slice. Add additional cherries between the slices if you like
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine the granulated sugar and ⅓ cup butter until well combined
  7. Add the milk and egg, combine well
  8. Gradually add the dry ingredients until well combined
  9. Pour batter over pineapple slices and cherries, spread evenly
  10. Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  11. Place plate on top of cake and turn plate and pan over
  12. Leave pan over the plate for a few minutes to let any brown sugar mixture drizzle onto cake
  13. Remove pan
  14. Serve warm or cool to room temperature
  15. Store cake covered. Enjoy!
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