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Pineapple Upside Down, Cake Top Pineapple Upside Down Pinterest Cover

“Just the top”.  🙂

So, we all know that the best part of the muffin is the top, right?  Well, in our pod, the best part about pineapple upside down cake has always been the top.

Since I’m personally not the biggest pineapple upside down cake fan out there, this recipe was created to satisfy other sweet teeth in the pod, not to mention any  names (hehe) and for our family, that ALWAYS devours this cake! 🙂  So sweet and so yum, served warm or even cooled, it’s certainly a hit.

Have you noticed they make muffin pans to to make muffin “tops”?  Precisely why we said, why not attempt a pineapple upside down, cake top?

This delicious cake top is fun to serve at Easter, like we did, or any time of the year really.  And if you’re not so fond of the cake “top” idea…well, I’ve included the recipe for the traditional version too.  And, shh.. this tasty cake is gluten AND dairy free!

Pineapple Upside Down, Cake Top
Serves 8
The best part about pineapple upside down cake, just the top
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
  1. 12 slices of fresh, organic pineapple OR 1 can of sliced pineapple in juice (20 oz)
  2. Approx. 2 dozen fresh cherries OR 1 jar Maraschino cherries- no stems (6 oz)
  3. 2/3 cup packed, organic brown sugar
  4. 1/4 cup non-dairy stick butter (We used Earth Balance Non-Buttery Sticks)
3 Whole Peas Pineapple Cake Mix
  1. 2/3 cup gluten free all purpose flour blend (We use Pillsbury for this recipe)
  2. 2/3 cup organic cane sugar
  3. 2 organic eggs
  4. 1 tsp baking powder
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 4 TBSP pineapple juice
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In 13x9-inch pan, melt "butter" in oven. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over butter. Next, arrange pineapple slices onto the brown sugar, placing a cherry in the center of each pineapple slice. Arrange remaining cherries around slices.
  2. Mix and make 3 Whole Peas cake batter as directed above. Pour the batter over your pineapple and cherries.
  3. Bake cake top for 45 minutes (or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean). Immediately run knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Place heatproof serving plate upside down onto pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake 5 minutes so brown sugar topping can drizzle over cake before removing your pan. Cool for approximately 30 minutes and serve warm or cool and store covered in refrigerator.
  1. If you are making traditional Pineapple Upside Down Cake, simply double our cake mix recipe and follow the same directions accordingly.
3 Whole Peas in our Gluten Free Pod
 If you have access to a whole, organic pineapple, we strongly encourage you to cut your own slices and use that juice, however in a pinch, the canned stuff will suffice.  Also, best to use your own fresh cherries because those in the jar contain SO many bad chemicals and dye that can lead to future health issues, and feed disease, ick!!

Pineapple lovers, enjoy this sweet dessert 🙂

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