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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

When it's time to make an easy and delicious dessert for your family, make sure to check out this recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake.  Your family will be glad you did,
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pineapple cake, pineapple upside down cake
Servings: 20
Calories: 432kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • 2 cups butter softened
  • 1 ½ cups  brown sugar packed
  • 1 pineapple cut slices without the core
  • ¼ cup blueberries or maraschino cherries
  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk


  • In a saucepan melt 1 cup butter and add in the brown sugar and blend well to incorporate all the melted butter.
  • Divide the mixture between two 9' round cake pans, arrange fresh pineapple slices in the pan, you should be able to place 4 slices in the pan, then use sections to fill in the rest of the pan. I used blueberries in the center of the pineapple, you could stay traditional and use maraschino cherries, or even use cranberries.
    (for a twist sprinkle the topping with chopped pecans)
  • In a stand mixer or a large bowl, cream the sugar with the rest of the butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in another bowl and blend together well.
  • Mix the Greek yogurt and milk together and alternately add in the flour then the yogurt, ⅓ at a time. mixing well after each addition. Divide between the two pans
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Immediately invert onto a serving platter, then allow to cool briefly.


Place a cookie sheet under the cakes, the topping may bubble out over the pan causing a mess in your oven.


Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 21.8mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.3mg