Upside-Down Cake From a Mix

Many upside-down cake recipes begin with cake mix. Browse our collection, including pineapple, strawberry, and rhubarb upside-down cakes, all made with cake mix, and find a new favorite.

Staff Picks

Rhubarb Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 4.71 stars
Not your typical rhubarb cake! The pineapple and marshmallows add a little twist! It'll be eaten up in a flash!

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake VII

Rating: 4.7 stars
This pineapple upside down cake is made in an iron skillet. It's quick, easy and so beautiful.

Maryann's Upside Down Rhubarb Cake

Rating: 4.69 stars
A variation of an upside-down cake that is quick and easy to prepare. Be prepared - this moist and delicious rhubarb cake quickly disappears!

Upside Down Pumpkin Cake

Rating: 4.6 stars
This has become my family's favorite dessert at Thanksgiving, taking the place of pumpkin pie! Walnuts can be substituted for pecans.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Rating: 4.63 stars
Love to make these little guys for family gatherings or just as treats for home to pack into lunches. Easy recipe to make. Adaptations can be made to make this completely from scratch. This is just a yummy simplified version!

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake V

Rating: 4.58 stars
This recipe makes a two-layer pineapple upside-down cake using cake mix and canned pineapple.

Banana Upside-Down Cake

Rating: 4.51 stars
Easy and yummy. Bananas, brown sugar and pecans are baked under a banana cake mix. The pans are then inverted so the bananas end up on top!

Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Rating: 4.24 stars
I live in Florida and have access to strawberries for a few months at a time. Many of my friends and neighbors can't wait until I start preparing this cake.

Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt® Cake

Rating: 4.84 stars
A moist twist on the original pineapple upside-down cake.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake from DOLE®

Rating: 4.49 stars
Using a yellow cake mix, you can have this beautiful classic dessert ready to serve in under an hour.
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Hawaiian Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Rating: 4.84 stars
On my way to a Hawaiian-themed party, all I could think of was Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The recipes did not seem Hawaiian enough. The additions of coconut, banana and macadamia nuts brought the tropics to the recipe. I can't tell you how many people raved at the party. The whole cake is gone.

Pumpkin Upside Down Cake

Rating: 4.3 stars
My mom would make this every Thanksgiving. It's better than pumpkin pie!

Inspiration and Ideas

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes
Rating: Unrated
Just like the cake but in cupcake form. Just as good, yet smaller and healthier portions than a whole piece. Just be sure to eat it upside-down.
Pineapple-Cherry Upside-Down Cake
Rating: Unrated
A little twist on the traditional pineapple upside-down cake with extra cherry and pineapple. A quick, easy, and flavorful classic that can be served warm or at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate leftovers (if there are any).

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake II

Rating: 4.29 stars

A fun summer cake for kids to help make, using fresh rhubarb, strawberry gelatin, marshmallows and cake mix. When you cut it and take it out of the pan, flip the piece over so the rhubarb is on top.