Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a classic dessert with gooey brown sugar, pineapple rings, and cherries. Dairy free option!
I still remember the first pineapple upside down cake I made.
I had gotten a gluten free dessert cookbook from the book store and it was the first recipe that I made!
My mom is a huge fan of pineapple upside down cake, so I made it for her.
I think I actually made it for her birthday?
I can’t remember, it was when I was a teenager.
Since pineapple upside down cake is one of my mom’s favorites, I was so excited to make this for her.
what pan should you use to bake gluten free pineapple upside down cake?
It might sound odd, but I love cooking pineapple upside down cake in a cast iron skillet.
It makes the recipe so easy because you just melted the butter on the stove top and then mixed in brown sugar and vanilla.
Let the brown sugar melt a bit, and become syruppy.
Then, arrange the pineapple rings and cherries on the bottom of the pan before pouring the batter gently over the top.
The cast iron also heats very evenly and helps to give the pineapple upside down cake beautiful golden edges!
They give the edge of the cake an almost chewy, sugary buttery texture and taste which I really really love!
How do you make gluten free pineapple upside down cake?
The batter for pinapple upside don cake is a really simple quick gluten free cake batter.
For my batter I made some changes to my gluten free homemade white cake mix, subbing in brown sugar for a deeper flavor and using whole eggs.
The results is a perfectly moist cake with the sweet brown sugar “caramel” coating the sweet pineapple and cherries.
what ingredients do you need to make gluten free pineapple upside down cake batter?
How do you bake pineapple upside down cake?
The cake came out perfectly the first time I made it!
We were on our way out the door to a potluck so I didn’t take pictures before we left. I brought the cake still hot!
which was a nice excuse to make it again!
So whether you share your gluten free pineapple upside down cake, or hide it away for yourself, it is sure to bring smiles and happy tummies.
How do you store leftover pineapple upside down cake?
I used my 10 inch cast iron skillet. If you don't have a skillet, or don't want to use it, you can use a 9 inch cake pan and bake it for a few minutes extra. You can also bake it in a 9 x 13 pan and cook for a few minutes less. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. All nutrition info is a guestimate and will vary depending on the ingredients you use.
For the Bottom
For the Gluten Free Cake Batter
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 510Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 86mgSodium 404mgCarbohydrates 60gFiber 2gSugar 33gProtein 9g
I used my 10 inch cast iron skillet. If you don't have a skillet, or don't want to use it, you can use a 9 inch cake pan and bake it for a few minutes extra. You can also bake it in a 9 x 13 pan and cook for a few minutes less.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
All nutrition info is a guestimate and will vary depending on the ingredients you use.