"On my way to a Hawaiian-themed party, all I could think of was Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The recipes did not seem Hawaiian enough. The additions of coconut, banana and macadamia nuts brought the tropics to the recipe. I can't tell you how many people raved at the party. The whole cake is gone." — Kim
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1 1/2 cups
canned sliced pineapple rings (drain and reserve juice)
chopped macadamia nuts
flaked coconut, divided
canned sliced pineapple rings, chopped
reserved pineapple juice
ripe banana, mashed
1 (18.25 ounce) package
white cake mix
i put the nuts, bananas, the 2 extra pineapples and half the coconut inside the batter ....it came out awesome!!!!
I made this for my brother and he loved it.
Consider yourself warned. This cake is really rich and should be served in small amounts - with just a little bit of barely sweetened whipped cream. I did use yellow cake from scratch as I am not too fond of mixes. My partner who loves all things pineapple, banana, coconut and macadamia nut was in heaven. Luckily, I had the brilliant idea of baking this up in two pans so that he could take one to work with him as we would never be able to eat it all ourselves. Apparently, it disappeared during the morning coffee break. I will likely be making this again.
What a great recipe,thanks for Sharing :)
My wife just started a new job in Hawaii and it was my time to bring a treat in to work, so something Hawaiian seemed like a natural choice. I've never tried this recipe before so I didn't want to stray too much, but I did buy a "fresh" pineapple and coconut (we live in Kentucky, how fresh could they be?). Anyway it worked pretty well but was way too sweet. I would still use "fresh" coconut and pineapple but leave out 1/3 - 1/2 the brown sugar and substitute more of the "fresh coconut milk for the pineapple juice. BTW, we couldn't taste much bannana, so add 2-3 instead of 1.
I made this yesterday and my family loved it. I served it semi-warm with a scoop of coconut ice-cream. They all had seconds! I only made half recipe. I used a 9 inch round cake pan and cooked for 40 mins. We didn’t have leftovers. Thanks for posting.
That being said I have a few extra comments: The ingredients list said white cake but the narrative said yellow (I used white). Also note that the cake mix size said 18.25 oz but that was slightly larger than the boxes at my market. Finally I would have liked the author to specific sweetened or unsweetened coconut as it is an ingredient I don’t use a lot and questioned it. Given it didn’t specifically say sweetened I assumed un-sweetened which I couldn’t find it at my local market and too lazy to go to a second store so I used sweetened coconut. The cake was sweet but not overly sweet as the other reviewer thought. Finally I personally didn’t prefer the taste of the banana in the recipe but after my family was done they said they didn’t notice.
it came out so good it diden't last.
This cake was excellent. Made it for a birthday and it lasted less than 2 days.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hawaiian Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 224
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