Bundt Pineapple Upside Down Cake

The tangy pineapple and brown sugar glaze marry together in a most delicious way while the moist interior stays light yet satisfyingly flavorful of the Bundt Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake

With its sweet glaze, fruity pineapple, and festive looks, this Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake is sure to be the star of any special occasion.

Not only does it look spectacular and served as an impressive centerpiece on your dessert table, but one bite reveals a flavor like no other.

The tangy pineapple and brown sugar glaze marry together in a most delicious way while the moist interior stays light yet satisfyingly flavorful.

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Bundt Pineapple Upside Down Cake

You’ll love how easily this cake comes together with just a few simple ingredients and minimal baking time.

It’s truly the perfect dessert for busy days!

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • A showstopping centerpiece for any special occasion
  • Tangy pineapple and sweet brown sugar glaze enhance each other’s flavors
  • Light yet satisfyingly flavorful cake interior
  • Easy to make with minimal baking time and simple ingredients
  • Perfect dessert for busy days.
Bundt Pineapple Upside Down Cake

History of the Pineapple Upside Down Cake

The origins of this classic dessert can be traced back to the early 1900s when fresh pineapple became widely available in the United States.

The first recipes for the cake appeared in women’s magazines in the 1920s, and it quickly gained popularity as it was an easy and economical way to use canned pineapple.

Today, there are countless variations of the Pineapple Upside Down Cake, but none quite like the Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake made with Fireball soaked pineapple rings.

Serves: 12

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 35 min

What You Will Need for the Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  • Yellow cake mix
  • Cans of pineapple rings soaked in Fireball whisky 
  • Melted butter
  • Packed light brown sugar
  • Maraschino cherries, depending on your pan
  • Eggs, and oil, from directions on the back of the box. 

For exact measurements, please see the printable recipe card below.

Bundt Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Important Note: The ones with 100% pineapple juice- no heavy syrup. You’ll only need the rings from 1 can, but you’ll need the juice from both cans. Save the remaining rings for snacking!

You can use the pineapple rings plain. Using Fireball Whisky-soaked pineapples is not a requirement, just a suggestion.

Note: only use half the oil amount from the back of the box.
Approx. 1 cup of pineapple juice is reserved from the cans of pineapple slices.
Whatever amount of water is on the back of the box, sub for pineapple juice!

About This Recipe

Not only is the Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake simple to make, but it’s also a perfect summertime dessert because it’s light and refreshing.

With tangy pineapple and a moist, flavorful cake, this dessert is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

While traditionally served with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, the cake is also delicious on its own.

Another great thing about the Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake is that it’s the perfect dessert for busy days.

In just under an hour, you can have a beautiful and tasty cake on your dessert table.

That makes it the perfect choice for impromptu gatherings or when you just want to satisfy your sweet tooth without spending all day in the kitchen.

How to Make a Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt Cake

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Spray your bundt pan with non-stick spray and also lightly coat it with flour.

Pour the melted butter into the bottom of your bundt pan, then sprinkle brown sugar evenly on top.

melted butter in bundt pan
brown sugar in bundt pan

Nestle the pineapple slices into the grooves of your bundt pan. You may use more or fewer slices, just depending on the shape and design of your pan.

Nestle a maraschino cherry in between each pineapple slice.

pineapples in pan

In a large bowl, prepare the yellow cake mix according to the box directions.

cake batter

Substituting the water for pineapple juice from your pineapple slice cans.

pineapple juice

To pour the batter into the bundt pan, start by pouring it between your pineapple slices, working your way around. The slices will stand a little more upright, the more batter you add, just add a little at a time between each slice until you’ve added all of the batter.

Bundt Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Bake in a 350-degree oven for 33-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cook for 15-20 minutes before removing from the pan.

To remove, add a cake stand or wire rack to the top of the bundt pan, then flip the whole thing over.

Bundt Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Let the cake rest there until it releases from the pan, then remove the bundt pan.

Cut into 12 slices and serve.

Bundt Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Enjoy!

Bundt Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Yield: 12

Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake Recipe

Bundt Pineapple Upside Down Cake

The tangy pineapple and brown sugar glaze marry together in a most delicious way while the moist interior stays light yet satisfyingly flavorful of the Bundt Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • (2) 20 oz. cans of pineapple rings soaked in Fireball whisky
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 8-12 maraschino cherries, depending on your pan
  • Eggs, and oil, from directions on the back of the box.

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray your bundt pan with non-stick spray and also lightly coat it with flour.
  3. Pour the melted butter into the bottom of your bundt pan, then sprinkle brown sugar evenly on top.
  4. Nestle the pineapple slices into the grooves of your bundt pan. You may use more or fewer slices, just depending on the shape and design of your pan.
  5. Nestle a maraschino cherry in between each pineapple slice.
  6. In a large bowl, prepare the yellow cake mix according to the box directions, substituting the water for pineapple juice from your pineapple slice cans.
  7. To pour the batter into the bundt pan, start by pouring it between your pineapple slices, working your way around. The slices will stand a little more upright, the more batter you add, just add a little at a time between each slice until you’ve added all of the batter.
  8. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 33-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cook for 15-20 minutes before removing from the pan.
  10. To remove, add a cake stand or wire rack to the top of the bundt pan, then flip the whole thing over.
  11. Let the cake rest there until it releases from the pan, then remove the bundt pan.
  12. Cut into 12 slices and serve.
  13. Enjoy! Bundt Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Notes

Important Note: The ones with 100% pineapple juice- no heavy syrup. You’ll only need the rings from 1 can, but you’ll need the juice from both cans. Save the remaining rings for snacking!

You can use the pineapple rings plain. Using Fireball Whisky-soaked pineapples is not a requirement, just a suggestion.

Note: only use half the oil amount from the back of the box.Approx. 1 cup of pineapple juice is reserved from the cans of pineapple slices.Whatever amount of water is on the back of the box, sub for pineapple juice!

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 311Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 26mgSodium 359mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 1gSugar 40gProtein 2g

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Final Thoughts on Pineapple Upside Cake

The Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake is a perfect dessert for any occasion.

Whether you’re looking for something to wow your guests at your next dinner party or just want to treat yourself to something sweet, this cake is sure to please.

With its simplicity, beautiful presentation, and delicious flavor, it’s easy to see why the Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake is a classic dessert that has stood the test of time.

So why not give it a try? We guarantee you won’t regret it!

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