Friday, January 30, 2009

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I made the best cake. Seriously. It's really good. It's a compilation of several different recipes, mainly used as reference.

Horrible flash photography free of charge. =)

Pineapple Upside Down Cake:

1 box of yellow cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
16 oz of Ginger Ale (I used diet)
1 1/3 c. of brown sugar, packed
1/3 c. water
1 & 1/2 tsp of vanilla
1/4 c. butter (1/2 a stick) diced
1 can of Pineapple slices
Maraschino Cherries (However many you want to use)


Preheat the oven to whatever the box of cake mix says (Mine said 350* F)

Grease a 9"X13" baking dish.

In a pan on the stove top, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium to medium high heat, boil for approx. 5 minutes.

Add the butter.

Stir the butter in until it's melted. Turn off the heat and stir in a 1/2 tsp of vanilla.

Pour the caramel into the greased pan and arrange the pineapple slices in a manner that pleases you. Apply the maraschino cherries in a similar manner.

Empty the contents of the Yellow cake mix into a large bowl. Add the ginger ale and 1 tsp vanilla. Stir to combine. The batter will be very lumpy. It's okay, don't worry about it.

Pour the batter over the caramel/pineapples carefully and spread to even out.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (About 40 minutes).

Cool for at least 10 minutes.

Turn out (I didn't try to do this as I don't have a platter big enough).


Servings: Approx. 12

Nutritional Info (If you care):

Per serving:
  • Calories: 341.0
  • Total Fat: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.4 mg
  • Sodium: 299.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g
Values calculated using


Anonymous said...

Looks delicious!!!

Candice said...

Oooh that sounds delicious! I haven't had pineapple upside down cake in forever! But now you've got me craving a carrot cake - I make mine with pineapple and crystalized ginger and raisins in it.

Courtney said...

Yum, it looks delicious!

Emily said...

Yummy! I never knew that about crocheting. Humph. OH well, next time! :)

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