Impress your loved ones with a classic dessert that has stood the test of time - the pineapple upside-down cake. Its delectable flavor profile of fruity, gooey, and caramelly goodness has made it a must-have in households for generations. But worry not, with our Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe, you can save time with a fool-proof shortcut using a box of Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Yellow Cake Mix. With step-by-step instructions, we'll guide you through every stage of the process to ensure your pineapple cake turns out incredible. Simply bake, flip, and relish in the sweetness!
To get started, preheat your oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Melt butter in a 13x9-inch pan in the oven. Evenly sprinkle brown sugar over the butter. Next, arrange pineapple slices on top of the brown sugar, placing a cherry in the center of each slice and the remaining cherries around the pineapple slices, gently pressing them into the brown sugar. Measure 1 cup of water and mix it with the reserved pineapple juice. Make the cake batter as directed on the box, substituting the pineapple juice mixture for the water. Then, pour the batter over the sliced pineapples and cherries in the pan. Bake for 42 to 48 minutes (44 to 53 minutes for dark or nonstick pan) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Run a knife around the sides of the pan immediately to loosen the cake. Place a heatproof serving plate upside down over the pan and flip it over. Leave the pan over the cake for 5 minutes to allow the brown sugar topping to drizzle over the cake before removing the pan. Cool the cake for 30 minutes and serve either warm or chilled. Store the cake covered in the refrigerator.
Here are some tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens - serve the pineapple upside-down cake with sweetened whipped cream or an 8-oz container of frozen (thawed) whipped topping (3 cups), if desired. To make 3 cups of sweetened whipped cream, whip 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar together in a chilled medium bowl using an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Don't worry if you're nervous about inverting the upside-down pineapple cake. It can be done with confidence. Once you have placed the serving plate upside down over the pan, grasp it firmly and flip in one quick motion. Also, if you're cooking vegetarian, remember to read labels to ensure all recipe ingredients are vegetarian. Finally, this dessert contains 380 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 57g Total Carbohydrate, and 41g Sugars.
Don't let the idea of making a pineapple upside-down cake scare you away. With the Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Yellow Cake Mix, it’s quick and easy to bake this scrumptious cake for your family and friends. This recipe features a soft cake baked on top of a layer of brown sugar, pineapple, and cherries. Once it's baked, flipping the cake over is easy, and the result is a stunning dessert with a delightful syrupy-sweet flavor. If you're fond of pineapple upside-down cake, we have a complete collection of recipes that you can browse through. And if you want to learn more about making everyone's favorite dessert, explore Betty's Guide to Cake-Making 101