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Tropical Treat with Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), melted
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pineapple slices 20 Ounce, drained, juice reserved for later use (1 Can)
  Halved maraschino cherries 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Yellow cake mix 18 1⁄2 Ounce (May Use Butter-Flavored / White Cake Mix Etc.)
  Eggs 2 , well beaten

Pour 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine into a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch Pyrex (or other) baking dish. Sprinkle 1 cup brown sugar eenly over the melted butter or margarine. Drain the pineapple slices, reserving juice. Arrange pineapple slices and maraschino cherry halves on top of brown sugar mixture. Add enough water to the reserved pineapple juice to make 1 1/3 cups of liquid. Combine 2 well-beaten eggs, 1 1/3 cups pineapple liquid, and yellow cake mix. Beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer. Pour batter over the top of the fruit. Spread the batter evenly. Bake at 350 for approximately 50 minutes, or until done. (I loosely cover the cake with a sheet of aluminum foil for the first 15 or 20 minutes of baking, so that it will not overbrown. Don't leave it too long, or the cake will rise and stick to it! Also, you can test for doneness of the cake by placing a toothpick in the center, and it should come out clean.) When the cake is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes, or a little longer. While the cake is still warm, invert it onto a large serving tray or platter. Yummy!!!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Feasting on juicy, sweet pineapple upside-down cake is almost as good as sitting under the palm tree and basking in the sun. This seasonal sweet treat might look tricky to make. However, in reality, it takes no more than 30 minutes to make. Just trail this video recipe to learn how to make this classic cake at home.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 770 Calories from Fat 220

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.5%

Saturated Fat 13.2 g66%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 110.8 mg36.9%

Sodium 592.8 mg24.7%

Total Carbohydrates 133 g44.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.6%

Sugars 97.4 g

Protein 6 g12.9%

Vitamin A 11.3% Vitamin C 16.2%

Calcium 6.3% Iron 4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Tropical Treat With Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe Video