This is my favorite Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe out of the ones that I have tried. Hope you like it!

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • To Make Topping: Combine 6 tablespoons of the unsalted butter or margarine, 1 cup of the packed brown sugar, and the honey in a medium sized saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until well blended and smooth. Pour into an ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan, tilting to evenly coat the bottom of the pan. Arrange pineapple slices in a decorative pattern in pan and sprinkle with dried currants and 1/4 cup of the sliced almonds

  • In a small bowl combine rum, pineapple juice, and buttermilk. In another small bowl mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cloves together.

  • In a large bowl cream 6 tablespoons of the butter and 1 cup of the packed brown sugar together until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and almond extracts, scraping down the sides of the bowl. In three additions, beat in on low speed of an electric mixer the flour and the rum mixtures alternately, beating for about 45 seconds after each addition. Scrape down sides of bowl when needed. Spoon batter over the pineapple in the pan, spreading evenly.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove pan from oven and let stand for about 10 minutes. Turn pan upside down onto a serving platter and let stand in pan for 10 more minutes. Remove pan and garnish with sliced almonds, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; 7.3 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 82 mg sodium. 33.8 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2003
The flavors mix wonderfully. As I searched the various pineapple upside down cakes I picked this one because the ingredients were slightly different and the cake looked like fun to make. I was not disappointed. I do think for color that the addition of cherries in the middle of the pineapples would have helped its appearance. The instructions were easy to follow, and considering I don't do much cooking, much less cakes I was estactic with the results. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/08/2010
Because this was different from the other PU cakes I gave it a try. After it cooled it settled to about half an inch high. It was way too wet. I followed the original recipe to the letter. So I don't think it was user error. No one will eat it so now a more traditional cake is baking in my oven. I hope you have better luck if you try this one. Read More
(5)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2003
The flavors mix wonderfully. As I searched the various pineapple upside down cakes I picked this one because the ingredients were slightly different and the cake looked like fun to make. I was not disappointed. I do think for color that the addition of cherries in the middle of the pineapples would have helped its appearance. The instructions were easy to follow, and considering I don't do much cooking, much less cakes I was estactic with the results. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2003
The flavors mix wonderfully. As I searched the various pineapple upside down cakes I picked this one because the ingredients were slightly different and the cake looked like fun to make. I was not disappointed. I do think for color that the addition of cherries in the middle of the pineapples would have helped its appearance. The instructions were easy to follow, and considering I don't do much cooking, much less cakes I was estactic with the results. Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2003
This was good but turned out a little dry. Next time I will add more pinnapple and some applesauce. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2007
I really liked this version of pinapple upside-down cake. However it was more reminiscent of fruit cake then the classic pineapple upside-down cake to me. The dark rum was a bit strong for my taste so I flipped the cake over put it back in the oven and cooked more of it off then it was perfect. I would definitely make this again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2007
Ridiculously delicious. Pineapple upside down cake is my very favorite kind of cake...I've eaten half a pan before and this cake I probably shouldn't make very often because I could forsee that happening. I made this on a Tuesday for a Thursday birthday so I added a little extra pineapple juice and buttermilk as well as maybe 3/4 c applesauce and the cake couldn't have been more moist. I used cherries instead of the currants but otherwise kept everything else the same. I'm not sure if I liked the almonds but the cake was fantastic regardless. Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
02/08/2010
Because this was different from the other PU cakes I gave it a try. After it cooled it settled to about half an inch high. It was way too wet. I followed the original recipe to the letter. So I don't think it was user error. No one will eat it so now a more traditional cake is baking in my oven. I hope you have better luck if you try this one. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2010
This was a spice cake Pineapple upside down cake.While the topping was very good - the cake was a bit dry but flavorful. If you are looking for the usual moisty regular cake this will be a disappointment - if you want different you might like this however needs moistness. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2008
Good taste but didn't yield very much cake. Kind of a waste of time. Tasted like a pineapple topped ham Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2016
Delish cake which has a few extra steps involved but there well worth it b/c it's a wonderful combo of flavors that are reminiscent of great homemade cozy childhood happiness'! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2016
Amazing!!! Some variarions use 1 cup of whole wheat flour 2 tbspoon of coconut oil and they turn suuuper moist Read More