Video: How to Make Pineapple Upside-Down Cake -

Video: How to Make Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

In a topsy-turvy world, this may be the perfect dessert.

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Watch Chef John make a classic, quick-and-easy pineapple upside-down cake. The keys? A cast-iron skillet and a splash of dark rum. (If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, you can use a standard one—and the rum is theoretically optional, too.) You’ll see how to make the brown-sugar sauce and the batter, and learn how to create a pineapple-piece puzzle in the bottom of the skillet. You’ll also get tips for flipping your baked cake! Check out Chef John's recipe for Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. Delicious and so easy to make, this one’s guaranteed to turn your world right-side up again. See more Chef John videos >>

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Aug. 21, 2014 1:02 pm
Pretty sure I already posted here but it's worth saying again.. This is the best "Pineapple Upside-down Cake" I've ever eaten!.. I only had canned tidbits, also added maraschino cherries since I wanted what I wanted ;) We always had this as a kid and have to say, it's better than Moms' recipe!
Jun. 4, 2013 10:26 pm
that look so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so good i love that cind of cake thank you for leting me wach that show!!!!!!:-)
Apr. 19, 2013 5:26 pm
thank you sooo much for this recipe! i've tried this several times, using different variations. none of them mentioned allowing the butter/brown sugar to reach that consistency. makes the difference!
Dec. 23, 2012 9:45 pm
I've never tried it with browned butter, I'm going to try it this time. I love this so much. Making it for Xmas.
Oct. 15, 2012 2:34 am
thanks to chef John.This is really very easy recipe. I made pineapple cake first time in my life. it was perfect and yummy preparation. Thanks Chef John for giving us such an important and useful tips!!!
Aug. 6, 2012 8:35 pm
I love pineapple upside down cakes, I always make mine in a bundt pan. It always get glowing reviews as people always expect to see this has been cooked in a skillet or plain pan.
Jul. 24, 2012 2:33 pm
This looks great, can't wait to try it. Have made them in the past, but they never turned out.
Jul. 12, 2012 1:06 am
I will make it tossing the egg from as high as I can... too funny!
Karen Lee 
Jun. 21, 2012 6:38 pm
OK........this looks delicious......going to try making it for this weekend. I'll let you know how it turns out.... Thanks Chef John Indiana Girl
May 11, 2012 8:23 pm
Great tips, glad to see where to find the recipes. Thank you!
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