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How to Bake Perfect Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

pineappleThis is a fabulous recipe from my Aunt Rose’s tried and true gems! I hope you really enjoy it!

Type: Dessert
Serve With: Ice cream
Prep Time: ~ 15 min
Cook Time: ~ 45 min
Yield: 1 cake


1. Melt 1/4 cup butter in desired pan (round tin works well).

2. Pour in 1/4 cup corn syrup & 3/4 cup brown sugar, and heat.

3. Arrange pineapple slices centered by cherries & pecans.

4. Remove from the stove, and while it is cooling, prepare cake batter.

Cake Batter:
5. Cream 1/2 cup butter and blend in sugar. Add beaten eggs.

6. Add milk alternately with dry ingredients.

7. Flavor with vanilla extract.

8. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 min.

* Tip: Length of baking time varies – it depends upon the size of the pan you use.

Caramel Syrup (to pour over the cake):
9. Scorch 1 cup brown sugar, 1 heaping tbsp flour, 1 heating tbsp butter, and 1 1/2 tbsp corn syrup.

10. Add 1 cup boiling water (or pineapple syrup/juice) and boil mixture until it is smooth.

* Tip: If you think it is still too thick, just add some more water or pineapple syrup/juice.

11. Put the serving plate on top of cake once cooled. Flip upside-down and remove pan from cake.

12. Pour syrup on prior to serving or after cutting the cake and pour on individual servings.

13. Serve with ice cream or all by itself & Enjoy!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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  1. I love pineapple upside down cake. I haven’t tried this recipe. Yet. I’m gonna try this Thursday, on my day off. Yummy.

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  2. My stumble upon buddy, mumba, says:

    “Mmmmmmmmmm!!!! Scrumptious:))))) Especially with ice cream:))))”

    That does sound good…Actually, it would be great right about now!!! LOL

    Kimberly Edwards 🙂

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  3. My stumble friend, zodiii, says:

    “Now that is one yummy cake ! ty for sharing :o)”

    No problem!!!

    Kimberly Edwards 🙂

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  4. one of my all time favorites and an especially wonderful recipe

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