Cast Iron Pineapple Upsidedown Cake

Goodness gracious this recipe is delicious and SO EASY to make! This cake never last more than 24 hours in my house! :) I found this recipe online a few years back and made a few tweaks to make it perfect.

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Here is what you will need:

For the Pineapple:

2 tablespoons real salted butter
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
One 20-ounce can sliced pineapple, drained and juice reserved
One 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained and juice reserved

For the cake:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup whole milk
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup pineapple juice (reserved from the cans used to make Pineapple layer)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil (liquefied)
1 large egg


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the pineapple:
Melt the butter and brown sugar in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts.
Remove from the heat and arrange the pineapple slices in the skillet.
Use the crushed pineapple to fill the spaces between the sliced pineapple.
Make sure the bottom of the skillet is completely covered with a layer of pineapple.

For the cake:
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, combine the milk, vanilla extract and 1/4 cup of the reserved pineapple juice.
Use a blender to combine the granulated sugar and coconut oil until it has a thick and creamy consistency.
Beat in the egg.
Add half of the flour mixture and mix on low until just combined.
Add the milk mixture and stir until combined.
Add the rest of the flour and mix until combined well.

Next, pour the batter over the pineapple slices in the skillet and spread evenly.
Bake until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted, 25 to 35 minutes.

Let it cool for about 15 minutes. Use a knife around the edges of the skillet to make sure the sides are not sticking.Then place a cutting board or serving dish over the skillet and flip the cake over.

That’s it! I personally like this cake still a little warm so this is the perfect time to start sampling 😉

Let me know how your’s turns out!

Until Next Time!



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