Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Steam 20 mins
  • Cook 15 mins
  • Total 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 9


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Eggs, Wheat

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  • 1 cup water, for steaming
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 5 pineapple rings (from 20 ounce can pineapple slices)
  • 5 maraschino cherries, stems removed
  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (reserved from can of pineapple slices)


  • 8 x 8 Baking Dish
  • Large Bowl
  • Step 1

    Pour 1 cup water into the Combi Cooker Pan for steaming. Place Crisper Tray in the Combi Pan, and place the 8-inch by 8-inch pan on top.

  • Step 2

    Pour the melted butter into the 8-inch by 8-inch pan and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Place a pineapple ring into each corner of the pan and one into the center. Add one maraschino cherry into the center of each pineapple ring.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl combine the cake mix with the eggs, oil, water, and reserved pineapple juice. Mix until batter is smooth and combined.

  • Step 4

    Pour the batter into the 8-inch by 8-inch pan and slide the Combi Cooker Pan in Level 1.

  • Step 5

    Close the door and flip the SmartSwitch to COMBI COOKER. Select COMBI BAKE, set the temperature to 350°F, and set the time to 15 minutes. Press START/STOP and begin cooking (the unit will steam for 20 minutes).

  • Step 6

    Cooking is complete when cake is golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, or with few crumbs. When cooking is complete, carefully remove the 8-inch by 8-inch pan and run a butter knife around the sides.

  • Step 7

    Invert the cake onto a plate or serving tray and allow to sit upside down for 5 minutes before removing the pan. Serve warm.