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Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Farmwife Feeds is traditional cast iron skillet recipe from my Mom. #castiron #pineapple #recipe

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

4.67 from 3 votes


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • sliced or crushed pineapple drained but reserve juice
  • maraschino cherries
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice


  • In a 10 inch cast iron skillet melt butter on the stovetop, once melted stir in the brown sugar until well combined and brown sugar dissolved, remove from heat.
  • Arrange pineapple slices or evenly distribute crushed and drained pineapple on top of the sugar mixture.
  • Place maraschino cherries in the center of rings or randomly place them on the crushed pineapple.
  • Cake Mixture:
  • Beat egg yolks and sugar together.
  • Add the pineapple juice to combine then add dry ingredients.
  • Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff, then fold into the cake batter.
  • Pour the batter over the sugar and pineapple mixture.
  • Bake 35 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven or until the cake springs back at the touch.
  • Immediately flip the cake onto a board or serving dish as soon as you take it out of the oven.