By Carl Hanson
April 13, 2017

In a topsy-turvy world, pineapple upside-down cakes are the perfect treat. Here are 5 ways to enjoy the upside of of this crazy cake.

1. Classic

This is the traditional version everyone pictures when they crave pineapple-upside down cake with canned pineapple rings and maraschino cherries. 200+ reviewers awarded it 5 stars, so there you go.

Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake | Photo by ladyinthewoods

2. All-Natural

This top-rated version is made with fresh, juicy pineapple cut into rings. As for the jarred maraschino cherries, they're strictly optional.

Fresh Pineapple Upside Down Cake| Photo by MommyFromSeattle

3. Boozy

This one is completely from scratch. It looks dark, and that's on account of the (bonus!) dark rum. The keys? A cast-iron skillet and, uh, that dark rum we mentioned.

4. Drinkable

Okay, our attorneys tell us this is not technically cake. But with this cocktail, you can have your cake and drink it, too.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake in a Glass | Photo by CookinBug

5. Cupcakes

Looking for an itty bitty cake you don't have to share? This cupcake version is for you, cupcake.

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