Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

July 11, 2014
(Last Updated On: November 13, 2014)

How to make Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe is a delectable dessert and surprisingly easy to make. This classic cake recipe is light and fluffy with rich caramelized canned pineapple sweetness. The cake is baked together with the pineapple slices in the bottom of the pan and when it is cooked, it is then inverted onto a large plate so that it takes hold of the pineapple juice and the pineapple slices will appear at the top of the cake.

This Pineapple Upside Down Cake is just so enticing that makes an excellent centerpiece for special occasions and knowing that pineapples are so nutritious which is rich in minerals and Vitamin C, it is good for the entire family.  Get this all-star, easy-to-follow recipe from Filipino Recipes Portal.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe

Filipino Pineapple Upside Down Cake Ingredients

  • 6 Pineapple slices, drain and set aside the juice
  • 6 Cherries
  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter
  • 7 tablespoon Brown sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Fresh whole milk
  • 1/4 cup Pineapple juice
  • 1 large egg

Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Instructions:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F/176C .
  • Place the butter in 8-inch round bake pan then put in the oven to melt.
  • Remove pan with melted butter from oven and sprinkle brown sugar, tilt to make sure to coat bottom of bake pan evenly.
  • Put-in pineapple slices and arrange over the bottom of pan and put cherry on the center of pineapple slices and set aside.
  • Sift all the dry ingredients together then set aside.
  • Using a mixing bowl, beat sugar, egg and shortening until smooth.
  • Add-in pineapple juice, Fresh milk and beat on a slow speed for 1 minute.
  • Add-in all the dry ingredients then beat on a medium speed for about 3 minutes, occasionally scraping the bowl .
  • Pour the batter mixture over the round bake pan with arranged pineapple slices.
  • Bake until inserted toothpick comes out clean will take about 50 minutes.
  • Best served with coffee.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is so enticing that makes an excellent centerpiece for special occasions.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe



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    fe lingad

    July 25, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Give you 5 star. Its so delicious. Baked it yesterday and my kids like it.

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      Ed Joven
      July 27, 2015 at 2:33 am

      Hi Fe,

      thank you for the Feedback. keep on coming back! 😉

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      October 23, 2017 at 7:09 am

      If no whole milk? Okey Lang any fresh milk?

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    August 28, 2014 at 4:03 am

    I tried this recipe (added about 2 tsps. of vanilla extract) last night, and it turned out perfectly yummilicious!! I gave it a five-stars rating! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    Ninita Camara

    August 27, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Looks delicious!

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    August 26, 2014 at 7:10 am

    WOw! it looks so delicious! 🙂

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    Jimmy Galang

    August 25, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    my family loves cake a lot, we have a sweet tooth. i will try to bake that someday 😀

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    angela smith

    August 25, 2014 at 4:01 am

    looks good.i love pineapples and it should taste good.and it doesnt look too hard to make either

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    katharine cookman

    August 24, 2014 at 7:39 pm


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    Malou Reyes

    August 24, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    scrumptious! as my kid say it…

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    Kimberly Williams

    August 22, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Too bad this isn’t gluten free…. I would love to try it.

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    Lisa Johnston

    August 22, 2014 at 11:33 am


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    Amanda Shaw

    August 21, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I love these… they are amazing! I love whipped cream on mine.

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    sandy weinstein

    August 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    used to be one of my fav cakes, but a little on the fattening side as i have gotten older. love pineapples though

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    Rochelle April Bayer

    August 21, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Gusto ko itry tong gawin 😀

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    Bailey Dexter

    August 20, 2014 at 7:41 am

    What a great looking cake, I will be making this on the weekend. Going to try it gluten free! Thanks

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    Crystal Cruz

    August 19, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    looks so yummy………

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    Emh-el Leonor

    August 18, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Crema De Fruta like! Looks delish!! Hope it is not soury taste since it is pineapple!

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    Mary Jane Hernandez

    August 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    i love to try yhis! looks yummy.

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    August 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    nice! I love pineapple. can’t wait to try this. thanks!

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    elinor semira

    August 17, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Wow! It really looks delectable. I would love to check this out!

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    Shellie Clark

    August 17, 2014 at 12:29 am

    It looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it.

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    lovely joy merced

    August 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    looks so yummy! i will try making this, i hope it turns out well! thanks for sharing.

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    Joel Cunanan

    August 15, 2014 at 8:47 am

    looks delicious,.

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    Cathlyn Joy Roman

    August 15, 2014 at 1:39 am

    looks yummy,. perfect during snack time,.

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    Roland Savellano

    August 12, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I love it! Yummilicious!

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    courtney b

    August 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    we love pineapple upside down cake !: its a favorite in this house!

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    April Farley

    August 11, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    It sounds like a wonderful treat! Thank you for posting it!

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    elvira calzado

    August 11, 2014 at 8:29 am

    yummy love to try it for my family!!!!

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    Kleah Marie Fortunado

    August 9, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    I will definitely try this one soon. thanks

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    Sunshine Farinas

    August 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I wanna try.. to eat, eat and eat! lol 🙂

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    Margaret MacKenzie

    August 8, 2014 at 7:05 am

    This would be delicious with peaches. (I’m not fussy for pineapple and I would need an eggless cake.) It looks so gooey and yummy!

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    Vanessa Rose Palacio

    August 6, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Wow! Supah dupah looks yummy to look! <3

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    Orlando Aparri Jr.

    August 6, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Nice recipe 🙂

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    steven nguyen

    August 6, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I might try this.

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    Mona Verdida

    August 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    My mom used to always make this!!!! Gosh, I miss those days. Sadly, she didn’t list down her recipe so thanks to your post, I got a guide on how to make one! The pictures look so delish!!

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    Henry DM

    August 5, 2014 at 1:59 am

    I’m gonna try this

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    Liberty Floro

    August 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Looks delicios! I’ll try it tomorrow.

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    Rhea Mae Cristobal

    August 4, 2014 at 3:22 am

    sarap naman niya

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    Marykay Marilao

    August 4, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Looks mouth- watering <3

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    Gervie Marquez

    August 3, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Wow! I would try this recipe 🙂 It looks delicious!

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    Maria Elizabeth P. Andres

    August 3, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Pineapple is so healthy, and I love it every time I see it on any desserts.

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    Abby Matic

    August 3, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I wish I have an oven to make this delicious and healthy cake

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    Rozelle Reyes

    August 3, 2014 at 6:18 am

    OMG… i might wanna try this! not doesnt it only look good, Im sure it tastes good too!

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    Claidelyn D. de Leyola

    August 3, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Yummy! so delicious 🙂

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    Lolita Singwatt

    August 3, 2014 at 3:16 am

    One of my favorite recipes. My mother usually make this cake during my childhood years. Now I have my own family, my family loves it! Very delicious cake!

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    Sheryl An Mungcal

    August 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    my mom baked a cake like this,. so yummy,.

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    Stacie D Wyatt

    July 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    The cake looks delicious.

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