Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a classic dessert that’s pretty, delicious, and easy when you use a cake mix!
Did you have a good weekend? Yesterday was my dad’s birthday so we had a family day. It started out pouring but luckily it cleared up and we went to Belle Isle (for non-Detroiters, it’s a state park in Detroit). We visited the aquarium, conservatory, and a giant playground that Julia loved. Afterwards, we went to my parents house for some of this pineapple upside down birthday cake.
PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE
A local woman who sells Avon contacted me last week about their new products. I hadn’t seen an Avon catalog in years and I was pleasantly surprised. The new stuff is really cute!
She dropped off their pineapple corer for me to try and I was so impressed. I used to cut pineapple as part of my first job at the retirement home so I consider myself pretty savvy but this was so much easier. Perfect spirals in seconds.
A gadget I never knew I needed.
I used it to make fresh pineapple spirals for this cake. You can use canned pineapple if you want, but you’re already using the cake mix for a short cut so why not fresh pineapple?
Here’s a quick Instagram pic from when I was putting it together so you can see how I did the sides.
Everyone liked it so I’ll call it a success!
I used pineapple-orange juice in the cake batter because I knew my dad would like it but you can use plain pineapple juice or even just water if you don’t have juice.
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Melissa Sanchez says
Can I make this in a Bundt pan I lnstead?
Melissa Williams says
I’m sure you can, but I haven’t tested (to check for sticking, adjusting bake times, etc)