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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This easy, from scratch Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is just like Grandma's homemade recipe. Butter cake and sweet gooey pineapple just like a Pineapple Upside down cake should be!
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Keywordbrownie cake, pineapple
Servings8 people


  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup butter plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 20 oz can sliced pineapple in juice
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • maraschino cherries
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In an 18 inch round pan melt ½ cup butter for about 5 minutes in the oven or until butter is melted. 
  • Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the pan and arrange pineapple slices over the bottom, then the cherries. Save the pineapple juice for a later step. Set aside.
  • Stir the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Beat eggs and sugar together until fluffy.
  • Fold in 1 tablespoon melted butter, vanilla, and sour cream.
  • Pour batter into baking pan and bake 55-60 minutes. 
  • Pour about ¼ cup of the leftover pineapple juice over the top.
  • Cool for about 5 minutes, then flip out of pan. Enjoy!