Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a gorgeous cake isn’t it? So golden with bright red cherries peeping through. This is a wonderful warm weather dessert for those hot days when you don’t want to turn the oven on. Just a few ingredients are needed: butter, brown sugar, a box of yellow cake mix, eggs, Vegetable oil, pineapple rings, and cherries.
A lot of people don’t think of cooking desserts in a crock pot. I’ve made both brownies and pecan pie in the crock pot. I like that you have more leeway with the cooking time when using a slow cooker. It’s very hard to burn anything.
This Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake takes approximately 2 hours to cook. Spray the bottom of the crock pot well with cooking spray and you shouldn’t have any trouble getting the cake out in one piece. The cake is done when it pulls away from the sides a little and is firm in the middle. Let it cool about 15 minutes and then invert it onto a platter.
Mine only takes about 2 hours to cook, but depending on your crock pot, it could take up to 3 hours.
Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a very sweet dessert with plenty of pineapple flavor. If you want it with a little less sweetness, cut down some on the brown sugar.
Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a large dollop of whipped cream.
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Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 (20-ounce) can pineapple rings in juice, liquid reserved
- 1 small jar maraschino cherries, drained
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- Vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
- Spray bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Mix together the brown sugar and butter and spread on bottom of slow cooker.
- Arrange pineapple rings on top of brown sugar mixture. Place a cherry in the middle of each pineapple ring as well as in any gaps between rings.
- Add enough water to the reserved pineapple juice to measure 1 cup. Use it in place of the water called for on the box of cake mix. Make cake mix according to box directions.
- Pour batter on top of pineapple rings. Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours.
- Remove slow cooker insert and place on a cooling rack for 15 minutes.
- Invert cake onto a serving plate.
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Recipe Source: Betty Crocker
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19 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake”
Came out excellent
Surprised it looked just like
The photo, very moist.
This is a crazy easy way to make pineapple upside down cake and it is delicious too. Will definitely be making this again.
can I make this in a 3.5 quart oblong casserole crockpot?
YOU HAVE PUT THE CROCK POT ON HIGH, MY SETTINGS ARE 200,225,250,300,325,350 AND SO ON. WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST I SET MY CROCK POT ON?
I don’t know what happened. I did everything to the letter on this recipe and I ended up with burnered pineapples and cake that isn’t cooked through. Very disappointed. It looked so good. I’m going to guess that this recipe is for a much bigger crock pot than mine and I should have 1/2 the recipe. 🙁
So sorry it didn’t turn out well for you Mady. What size crock pot did you use?
I used a 4 Quarts Crock Pot
Upside Down Pineapple Cake was one of my favorite desserts that my mother made when I grew up. I’ve been wanting to try it in the crockpot, so thank you for the recipe. ?
I just discovered your blog today and couldn’t stop reading. Every recipe looks great, and I love reading about your grandparents and great-grandmother with the chocolate meringue pie. Oh my goodness! That sounds just like me and my grandmother who made the best chocolate meringue pies. Not many people make them anymore – and they’re SO good!!
I’m so glad you found my blog Angie and thank you for taking the time to comment. Hope you enjoy the slow cooker version of Pineapple Upside Down Cake if you get to try it. I love that you had a grandmother who made chocolate meringue pies too. 🙂
I love your slow cooker desserts! I really need to use mine more often!
This is the second yummy slow cooker recipe I’ve seen today- I think it’s time to use mine more! Beautiful pictures 🙂
Pineapple upside down cake is my mom’s absolute favorite cake. I’ll have to show this to her. She would love it! It looks so yummy!
What a pretty cake, Christin! I’ve never made an upside down cake before, let alone in a slow cooker. What a fantastic idea!
I really need to use my slow cooker more often for dessert! This is such a cool way to make pineapple upside down cake!
It is a gorgeous cake and I’ve always loved it. I need to try this slow cooker version!
This sounds very special, and I am a great fan of pineapple flavor. So tempting. 🙂
This is gorgeous! Upside down cake always seems so high maintenance, but you’ve made a delicious and visually stunning hands-off version 🙂
What a clever idea!! I have a chocolate cake I always do in the slow cooker but I love this citrus version!
Love this gorgeous cake….who knew? Crockpot Pineapple Upside Down Cake!