Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


Here's a quick and easy pineapple upside-down cake recipe using any brand of biscuit baking mix for a delicious old favorite. Top with whipped topping and you've got a lovely dessert for family or company.

close up view of Pineapple Upside-Down Cake with pineapple slices and cherries on top
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 9-inch cake


  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans (Optional)

  • 1 ½ cups biscuit baking mix (such as Bisquick®)

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Melt butter in a 9-inch baking pan in the preheating oven. Remove pan.

  3. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter in the pan.

  4. Arrange pineapple chunks in a single layer over the butter and brown sugar, then sprinkle with pecans; set aside.

  5. Beat biscuit baking mix, white sugar, milk, oil, vanilla, and egg together in a large bowl on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping the bowl constantly.

  6. Increase mixer speed to medium and continue beating until batter is smooth, about 4 minutes more.

  7. Slowly pour batter over the pineapple mixture.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.

  9. Run a paring knife between the cake and the edge of the pan to loosen cake. Cover the cake pan with a plate, and invert it to flip the cake out of the pan and onto the plate. Cool at least 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
10g Fat
28g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 95mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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