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Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt Cake

The Ultimate Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt Cake Recipe

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


This Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt Cake is no doubt a wonderful cake bursting with pineapple flavor. You can use canned or fresh pineapples to make this cake.



½ c. melted butter

1 (8 oz.) can of pineapple rings

½ c. packed brown sugar

1 (4 oz.) jar maraschino cherries

1 (3.5 oz.) package of instant vanilla pudding mix

1 (15.25 oz.) package of yellow cake mix

c. vegetable oil

3 large eggs

¼ c. whole milk, or more as needed

cooking spray with flour


Ready the oven and preheat it to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a Bundt or similar 10-inch fluted tube pan by spraying it with cooking spray and then dusting it with flour.

In the bottom of the prepared pan, pour the melted butter and evenly sprinkle with brown sugar. Strain the pineapple rings over a measuring cup, and save the juice. In half, slice the pineapple rings. Around the pan, place the pineapple rings alternately with the maraschino cherries.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the cake mix and pudding mix. To make 1 c. of liquid, pour enough milk into the reserved pineapple juice. Pour this into the cake and pudding mixture. Then, add the vegetable oil. Beat the eggs one at a time on low speed until well incorporated. Bring it up to medium speed and keep mixing until smooth. This takes another 2 minutes. In the pan over the pineapples and cherries, pour the batter.

Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool for ten minutes before removing it from the pan.


For this recipe, you can swap pineapple cake mix with yellow.

How To Make it Gluten free

Look for gluten-free yellow cake mix (like King Arthur Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix).

Carrington Farms carries gluten-free baking sprays.

Use a gluten-free jar of maraschino cherries.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 235
  • Sugar: 19.1 g
  • Sodium: 166.4 mg
  • Fat: 16.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 66.9 mg

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