Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe #spon

Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe #spon

cool whip pineapple upside down cakeOne of the easiest ways to get my kids to eat their veggies or take a few more bites of their dinner is to tempt them with dessert.

I’m sure this is a conversation that is heard around plenty of other dinner tables too.  Does this sound familiar?

Eat 3 more bites and then you can have dessert.

or the other way around…

You have to eat your broccoli or you don’t get dessert.

We don’t have dessert every single night, but I must admit we serve it more nights than not.  Sometimes it’s store bought cookies or ice cream and doesn’t take any effort beyond opening the package, but other nights we get spoiled.

Last night my husband treated us to pineapple upside down cake and topped it with COOL WHIP whipped topping.  The recipe is super simple, not quite sure why we didn’t make it sooner.  For some reason pineapple upside down cake sounded complicated – maybe that extra step of flipping it over intimidated me?

But, no worries, it’s super easy.  Here’s the recipe:

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Ingredients

  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 Can Pineapple Slices or Bits
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • COOL WHIP whipped topping


We prefer a bundt pan, but this could be done in any type of pan – even cupcakes I bet!  Hmm, may just have to try that.

Anywho… back to these directions.

1)  Spread the brown sugar in the pan.

2) Drain the pineapples, then top the sugar with the pineapples.

3) Prepare the cake mix per the box directions, then add to the pan.

4) Bake per the cake mix directions.

pineapple upside down cake

5) Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

6) Flip cake over (hence the upside down part).

pineapple upside down cake

7) Top with COOL WHIP.

cool whip pineapple upside down cake

8) Serve.

cool whip pineapple upside down cake

While you don’t have to top the cake with COOL WHIP to enjoy it, it makes dessert just that much more special.  In fact, my daughter asked for seconds last night, but not of all of it…

No cake, Mom.  I want more of that COOL WHIP!

It is so much fun to surprise the kids with a mid-week dessert like that – one that takes practically no time at all, but feels very special. Some of our other favorites include sliced strawberries with COOL WHIP and pudding or jello with COOL WHIP.  Also, super simple, but a welcome treat for dessert.

What is your go-to dessert for week nights? 

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2 Responses to Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe #spon

    • It is SO easy! Only problem with it is that it tastes so good we never have it for very long – as in that cake up there? Not a crumb left! ALL gone…

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