You'll Need Your Grill For This Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Published On 07/27/2016 Published On 07/27/2016

Pineapple Upside Down Cake


  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2/3 cups brown sugar
  • canned or fresh pineapple rings
  • maraschino cherries
  • macadamia nuts
  • cake batter


  • Set-up and preheat your charcoal grill to 350º F. 
  • Heat 10” cast iron skillet with 1 stick of butter (this can be reduced).
  • Then add 2/3 cups brown sugar to melted butter. Stir and spread evenly.
  • Add pineapple rings (canned or fresh).
  • Add maraschino cherries to each ring. Add macadamia nuts to fill in areas around rings. Add batter.
  • Bake at 350º F for about 50 minutes, or until toothpick goes in and comes out clean.
  • When done, place cake platter on top of cake and flip it. Leave it for about five minutes to allow melted brown sugar and butter mixture to drizzle down sides.
  • Remove skillet and serve warm.
  • This technique can be used on any grill.  On a gas grill the user needs to make sure they are using indirect heat, with only one side lit.