Who doesn’t remember this cake from their childhood? I remember my “Aunt Sissy” making a notorious Upside-Down Cake. She’s been gone for quite a few years now. Unfortunately I wasn’t into cooking and/or baking at that time. So, sadly I never got the recipe. However, this recipe was close, and certainly brought back memories.

The cake itself is ultra moist and dense. The lovely caramelized sugar and pineapple rings on top are loaded with flavor, and make for a beautiful presentation as well.  It would be an excellent choice to make for an upcoming Holiday get together, as “that time of year” will be here before we know it. I know I can’t speak for anybody else – but I myself cannot wait! I’m counting down the days my friends. Enjoy!


  1. Sue
    Posted November 10, 2009 at 1:30 PM | Permalink

    Yummy. And if you’ve got a cast iron skillet to make it in, it’s even better. 🙂

  2. Posted November 10, 2009 at 2:31 PM | Permalink

    Funny..I posted a Pineapple Upside Down cake yestersay! Great minds think alike

  3. Posted November 10, 2009 at 7:43 PM | Permalink

    Wow why didn’t I ever think of making the upside down cake in a round pan like you? Yours looks so pretty!

  4. Posted November 10, 2009 at 10:59 PM | Permalink

    My mom wasn’t a baker, so I never got upside down cake growing up. I do remember one summer my mom’s good friend Denise, an amazing cook, baked a gorgeous peach upside down cake and brought it to our lakehouse. We didn’t get any of it though, because just as Denise was about to cut into it, my mom knocked over a citronella candle and the wax went all over the cake! No one ever accused my mom of being graceful. =) I did just make a chocolate peach upside down cake this fall and I think I may have been bitten by the bug. I’ll definitely have to try yours! It looks delicious!

  5. Posted November 10, 2009 at 11:58 PM | Permalink

    I have never made an upside down pineapple cake before, but it looks so pretty!

  6. Posted November 13, 2009 at 12:51 PM | Permalink

    What a gorgeous classic cake. It has been years since I have had one!

  7. Posted November 13, 2009 at 4:09 PM | Permalink

    Looks yummy!

  8. Posted November 13, 2009 at 10:21 PM | Permalink

    It looks very good. The recipes that bring bake memories are twice as good!

  9. Posted November 18, 2009 at 11:09 AM | Permalink

    OMGosh a childhood favrotie of mine. and I LOVE the JoC version. Total heaven on a plate. Looks great, Laura!

  10. Posted February 28, 2010 at 12:33 PM | Permalink

    This is really a blast from my past. My grandmother used to make her’s in a cast iron skillet. Mmmmm, delicious.

  11. Posted April 26, 2010 at 9:01 PM | Permalink

    This is what I made myself for my birthday cake this year! classic!

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