New This Month

Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Recipe photo courtesy of Chris Court

The golden caramelized top gives this cake its distinctive look and taste.

Source: Everyday Food, March 2005
Total Time Prep Servings



Cook's Notes

You will need about half of a small pineapple for this recipe. When heated, sugar melts and turns an amber color; this is caramelized sugar. Be sure to stir frequently so that it colors evenly.

Similar Recipes


How would you rate this recipe?
  • ALR12600332DW
    19 MAY, 2018
    I made this exactly as directed except with a 12" cast iron frying pan and it turned out absolutely PERFECT! Moist and delicious. Quite sweet on outside but cake batter is lovely and the two are a match made in heaven! You could probably use a bit less sugar for anyone with less of a sweet tooth. The cake bakes like almost a pound cake, really intact batter so after waiting the 5 mins to cool down pan and cake, flipping directly onto the cake plate you will use is a breeze and end result impresses others! Thank you again Martha Stewart. As Mary Poppins would say, "Practically Perfect in Every Way!"😉

I'm in the mood for:

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • dessert
  • an appetizer
  • a cocktail
{{secDropdownPreword}} {{secDropdownTitle}}
  • that's eggy
  • that's fruity
  • that's hearty
  • that's healthy
  • that's simple
  • that's a smoothie
  • that's a casserole
  • that's off the beaten path
  • that's light
  • that's packable
  • that's speedy
  • that's warming
  • that's kid-friendly
  • that's comforting
  • that's quick
  • that's healthy
  • that's a sunday dinner classic
  • that's vegetarian
  • that's seasonal
  • that's chocolaty
  • that's an american classic
  • that's easy
  • that's fruity
  • that's salty and sweet
  • that's over the top
  • that's crowd pleasing
  • that's simple
  • that's for a cocktail party
  • that's a dip or spread
  • that's healthy
  • that's cheesy
  • that's shaken not stirred
  • that's bubbily
  • that's good for a crowd
  • that's ideal for brunch
  • that's seasonal
  • that's simple
  • that's artisanal
See Recipes