Pineapple Upside Down Cake | Easy Recipe

This pineapple upside-down cake easy recipe is delicious! It can be made gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free. This is a classic recipe that is great for your summer gatherings.

pineapple upside down cake

How did I make this pineapple upside-down cake easy recipe healthier? I substituted the flour using the brand Namaste Foods Gluten Free organic flour blend. Even though it was delicious, the texture was denser than a classic recipe.

Furthermore, if you prefer a less dense cake, and do not have any gluten intolerance, use cake flour. Cake flour will make the texture of this cake more crumbly. 

pineapple upside down cake


Tips for making this recipe!

  • Use canned pineapples for a flavorful cake. You can use fresh pineapples but the flavor will be lighter.
  • Blot the pineapple and maraschino cherries. Excess of liquid will cause an unpleasantly wet cake.
  • Cake flour is lighter than all-purpose flour so it will create a soft crumb.
  • If you are vegan feel free to replace the flour using self-rising and skip the leavening agents and salt. This way you do not need any egg replacement.
  • This cake is always on the denser side, using just an egg yolk and two egg whites will help the cake to be less dense.
  • This cake will be good for up to five days inside the refrigerator.
  • Chop leftover pineapple and add it to the batter. Do this by folding chopped pineapples at the end.
  • I used coconut milk for this recipe but you can use your favorite milk.
  • Undoubtedly, you can make it vegan by using vegan butter, sour cream and milk.

To conclude. do not over mix your batter and follow the instructions as described in the recipe.

I hope you give my recipe a try and love it as much as we did! Let me know what you think! Leave a comment below. Also, don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #thehungrydragonfly on Instagram! I love seeing your creations!

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Hey there! Welcome to The Hungry Dragonfly! I’m Mariela, the writer, photographer and recipe developer behind The Hungry Dragonfly!

I share vegetarian and vegan recipes that are simple to follow and require friendly ingredients that are easy to find. Because life is about having a balance. I create healthy recipes and also some comforting dishes, as well. What else can you find here on my blog? I share seasonal baking recipes and tips, lifestyle ideas, pet friendly road trips and coffee shops.

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  1. Que rico!! Lo tengo que probar!! 😋

    1. Muchas gracias 🙏🏼

  2. Xaymara says:

    Espectacular receta. Hermosa presentación. Ya me dio hambre 😀 felicidades hermosa página.

    1. Muchas gracias 🙏🏼 me encantaría que lo probaras!!

  3. I’ve never actually had a pineapple upside down cake! looks delish:)

    1. Thank you so much Emma!

  4. this looks delicious

    1. Thank you!

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