Old-Fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

This classic pineapple upside-down cake recipe is a crowd-pleaser for any occasion. It’s an easy-to-follow recipe that yields a moist and fluffy cake topped with caramelized pineapple and cherries. Perfect for dessert or even as a snack, this cake will definitely impress your family and friends. So why not give this old-fashioned recipe a try?

Preparation Time:
Preparation time for this cake is approximately 20 minutes, while the cooking time is around 40 minutes. The total time it takes to make this delicious dessert is approximately 1 hour.

For the cake batter:
– 1/2 cup butter, softened
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 2 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup milk

For the topping:
– 1/4 cup butter
– 1 cup packed brown sugar
– 1 can (20 oz.) pineapple slices in juice, drained and juice reserved
– Maraschino cherries

– Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
– In a 10-inch cast iron skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter over low heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until combined.
– Remove the skillet from the heat and arrange the pineapple slices in a single layer on top of the brown sugar mixture. Place a cherry in the center of each pineapple ring.
– In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup of softened butter and 1 cup of granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
– Beat in 2 eggs, one at a time, followed by 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
– In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
– Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with 1/2 cup of milk, until well combined.
– Stir in 2 tablespoons of reserved pineapple juice.
– Pour the cake batter over the pineapple slices in the skillet, spreading it evenly.
– Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
– Let the cake cool in the skillet for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving platter.
– Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Enjoy your delicious homemade Old-Fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake!

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