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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Have you ever had Pineapple Upside Down Cake?

I had never eaten it, until I made this recipe.

I was a little surprised at how simple it was to make and how few ingredients were involved…especially the cake mix!

But being me, I couldn’t leave the recipe alone – I had to play with it and instead ended up with “Chocolate” Pineapple Upside Down Cake — a delicious, play on an old-fashioned recipe.

Try it…you’ll love it!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake



8 pineapple slices

8 maraschino cherries

8 chocolate covered cherries

1/2 cup butter, melted

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 yellow cake mix and suggested preparation ingredients



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lay the pineapple slices in a circular pattern, inside a 9 inch round cake pan.

Place a maraschino cherry in the of each pineapple slice. Place a chocolate covered cherry on top of the maraschino.

Combine melted butter, brown sugar and salt in a small bowl. Drizzle over the pineapple slices and cherries.

Prepare the cake mix as directed on the packaging. Pour the cake batter over the pineapple slices.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cake is golden brown. Remove from the oven. Allow the cake to cool, in the pan, for about 10 minutes.

Flip the cake over onto a large serving platter or cake plate and slice.

Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.