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Caramelized brown sugar, fresh pineapple, and rum make for a delicious cake! I made this for Paul's 2018 birthday and a dinner club dinner.

Recipe Summary

40 mins
20 mins
1 hr 15 mins
15 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in brown sugar, pineapple juice, and rum. Cook until sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbling, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and place pineapple slices in the skillet in a single layer, covering sugar mixture completely. Set skillet aside.

  • Melt 1/2 cup butter in small skillet over low heat until butter begins to brown and releases a nutty fragrance, about 5 minutes, being careful to not burn the butter. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.

  • Combine gluten-free flour and almond flour in a bowl. Mix in white sugar, baking powder, salt, and cardamom until well combined. Whisk in eggs and cold milk; mix until just combined. Pour in melted butter from the small skillet and stir until batter is mixed thoroughly. Pour batter over pineapple slices in the 12-inch skillet. Use a spatula to smooth out surface and spread evenly.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cake begins to bubble around the edges, the top is browned, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in the skillet for 10 minutes.

  • Run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen it from the skillet. Place a large plate on top of the skillet and flip over, presenting the cake with pineapple slices on top. Garnish with maraschino cherries.

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 37.7g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 62.3mg; sodium 284.9mg. Full Nutrition