This delicious pineapple upside-down cake is a classic dessert that never fails to impress. The combination of sweet pineapple slices, caramelized brown sugar, and moist vanilla cake is a true crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re hosting a special occasion or simply craving a sweet treat, this recipe is sure to delight your taste buds.

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes | Serves: 8


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices, drained
  • Maraschino cherries
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat, then stir in the brown sugar until well combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan.
  3. Arrange the pineapple slices on top of the brown sugar mixture and place a maraschino cherry in the center of each slice.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, milk, vegetable oil, eggs, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter over the pineapple slices in the cake pan and spread evenly.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 380 || Carbohydrates: 58g || Protein: 4g || Fat: 15g || Saturated Fat: 7g || Cholesterol: 65mg || Sodium: 320mg || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 41g

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