Chocolate Pineapple Upside-down Cake

This started out as a dare from a friend (you’re safe, I won’t give you away) to make a killer Upside-down Cake. How could I resist? You know chocolate needs to fit in somehow!
You can use fresh pineapple or canned. I chose fresh pineapple.
If you use fresh, cut off both ends, cut off peel and slice into 1/4 to 1/2-inch pieces. Cut out cores with a knife or corer. Remember to beware of Pineapple Tongue!.

2/3 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
4 to six pineapple slices
Maraschino or bing cherries
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons pineapple juice or water
2 Tablespoons Maraschino cherry juice or water
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (scant)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Melt butter over low heat or in microwave.
Pour into 10-inch ungreased cake pan. Sprinkle on brown sugar.
Arrange pineapple slices and cherries. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon colored.
Gradually beat in sugar. Add juice and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Mix.
Stir dry ingredients into wet mixture.
Pour batter over pineapple slices. Try to coat evenly.
Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
Turn pan over onto serving dish. DO NOT REMOVE PAN. Let pan rest in place for several minutes to allow butter to coat the cake.
Cool, remove pan, cut and enjoy!

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10 Responses to Chocolate Pineapple Upside-down Cake

  1. Ambreen says:

    Wow, that looks awesome! Great idea! Thanks for visiting me and for your sweet words :)

  2. Tina@flourtrader says:

    This does put a delicious on a standard classic! The original is tasty, but I always say everything is better with chocolate. I will need to try this. Your step by step photos are making me hungry- great post!

    • Cindys_Recipes says:

      Thanks for the comment, Tina! Cocoa may add more calories, but I think, hey I\’m getting fruit too, right? Ha!

  3. applec says:

    I've only made pineapple upside down cake once. It's so good! Not sure why I don't do it more often, maybe there are just too many recipes on my list. This is a great reminder though. It looks AMAZINGLY delish!

    • Cindys_Recipes says:

      If you haven't done it yet, try using fresh pineapple, it tastes so much better!

  4. this look great- So glad to be posting with you through the chocolate party :)
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  6. Leanne says:

    Just wanted to say I made this cake, and it was the most awful pineapple upside cake I have ever made. There is an error in the cake mixture. My cake was way too flat. I suggest that you revise the recipe.

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