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.
I used to cut pineapple as part of my first job at the retirement home so I consider myself pretty savvy but using my new pineapple corer made it 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!
If you want something even easier, try my slow cooker pineapple dump cake!
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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