We love to bake 🍰 🍰 🍰 But sometimes, the prospect of baking a cake can be daunting, and very time consuming. If you’re having people over and already cooking them dinner, you might think baking a dessert is just too much work and you won’t have enough time.
Think again, babes.
This Easy & Fancy Pineapple Upside-Down is simpler than you think. We’ll let you in on our little secret – we used store bought cake mix to cut down on the prep time and the results are just as fabulous. You can bake and have this beauty in less than an hour, and trust us your friends and family will be very impressed.
You don’t even have to tell them about the cake mix. It’ll be our little secret 😉
- 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 1 cup of lightly packed dark brown sugar
- One 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained and juice reserved
- 1 Golden (or Yellow) Cake Mix, prepared as directed
- Maraschino cherries for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
For the pineapple: In a microwavable bowl, melt the butter. On the pan you’re using for the cake (preferably a rounded one), add the melted butter and cover evenly.
Use a pastry brush to cover the sides of the pan with butter so your cake won’t stick. Add the brown sugar evenly over the butter and arrange the pineapple rings closely together in an attractive pattern. Place the maraschino cherries inside inside the center of the pineapple. Set aside.
For the cake: follow the instructions on your yellow cake mix – replace the water the mix needs with juice from the pineapple can.
Pour the batter over the pineapple slices in the pan and spread evenly. Bake until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted (between 25 and 35 minutes). Check your cake after 20 minutes to make sure to make sure it isn’t getting too brown. If it is, cover it loosely with aluminum foil.
Let your Pineapple Upside-Down Cake cool for 15 minutes. Cover with a large plate and invert the cake.
#BabesTip: Clean up your serving plate if the brown sugar and butter mix spills to make it look extra ‘grammable.
Voilá, Let Them Eat Cake!
What are some of your favorite homemade treats? Let us know in the comments!