Saturday, October 17, 2009

Double Decker Pineapple Upside Down Cake

WARNING!! Just looking at this picture can make you gain 10 pounds!

Melt 3/4 Cup of butter
Divide and pour into two two round cake pans
Rotate pans so melted butter coats bottom and sides of pans
Divide 1 1/2 Cups Packed brown sugar and sprinkle evenly over pan bottoms and smoosh some up the sides of the pans as well.
Arrange Drained canned Pineapple rounds (save some juice) with cherries in the center, all over pan bottom.

Make one Yellow Cake according to manufactures instructions (from your favorite cake mix.) Divide and carefully pour into each cake pan. Try not to disturb sugar coated sides of pan.
Bake according to manufacturers instructions. Cool cake thoroughly in pans. Carefully, remove from pan. When cool, carefully remove from pan place one layer on plate. (pineapple side up)

Pineapple Buttercream Frosting
1/2 Cup Butter Softened
2 Tablespoons Reserved Pineapple Juice from can
3 1/2 Cups Confectioners Suger
In a medium Bowl, beat butter and Pineapple Juice with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in confectioners Sugar until smooth
Spread a thin layer over top of pineapple-topped caker layer.
Carefully remove second cake layer from pan and place on top of first layer again, with pineapple side up. (I use a very large spatula)
Frost sides of cake with Pineapple Buttercream Frosting.

Serve only when you have several people to help you eat this!


  1. This looks Delicious!!Can/t wait to try it!

  2. Mmmm, we always had this at family reunions. Delish! Thanks for the warning too! Carol

  3. Oh I love Pineapple Upside Down Cake! Have many fond memories of this as a child. Mama made it often and I could never get enough! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I must try it!

  4. I just made an Upside down pineapple cake yesterday...I always make mine in a cast iron skillet, just like my mother & grandmother did...Never tried your way but will have to make one for the family get together next weekend..Thanks

  5. WOW this is an amazing cake it sounds! I'll have to try this! Thank you for the recipe I love pineapple upside down cake! Deb