1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
a can of pineapple slices in juice, drained (reserve juice)
a few pieces of maraschino cherries without stems
a box of your favorite super moist yellow cake mix (this makes life super easy)
Vegetable oil and eggs (called for on cake mix box)
- Heat oven to 176°C (350°F)
- Put butter in the pan (the one you are going to use to bake the cake) and put inside the oven for a few minutes, or until the butter has completely melted.
- Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter.
- Arrange pineapple slices on brown sugar. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice, and press gently into brown sugar.
- Make cake batter as directed on box, substituting pineapple juice for the water. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries.
- Bake 40 to 45 minutes (or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).
- Run a knife around side of pan to loosen cake.
- Wait for about 10-15 minutes until the cake cools down a bit, and then put a plate upside down onto pan; turn plate and pan over. If you do not wait for the cake to cool down, the pineapples will stick to the pan.
- Serve warm or cool.
5 out of 5 stars!
PS: I didn’t rate the cake myself. The 5 stars came from Masood, my mom-in-law and brother-in-law. I offered a little piece to two of my colleagues (because that was all that’s left of the cake), and they really liked it!
Warning: Your house will smell sweet for at least 12 hours.
It looks so beautiful! I’ve been thinking of something for dessert tonight… I think I’ve just found it 🙂
Thanks for sharing,
Thank you, Tes. Welcome to the blog!
looks so yummy! i must get moving and try it. thank you for sharing.
You are welcome, refine! Let me know how it turns out for you 🙂
It was really scrumptious. Look at the face of cake, it has a smiling face with red cheeks (cherry’s). I love it, and would like to have again in the weekend, please 🙂
Thank you so much *hugs* BUT I won’t make this again. Not anytime soon, anyway. Let’s try some other dessert. You pick 🙂
So, did you have this again this weekend?
LOL, no. Friday, we ate at Dubai Mall, then Saturday I baked chicken tikka. So no cakes this week.
lol @ masood’s request: and would like to have again in the weekend, please!
Behbood, his request is music to my ears 🙂
Ooohhhh~~~ pls share more super easy recipes!!! I’ll try to make this and the previous one over the weekend!
Hajar, I will share more recipes soon, inshaAllah (there’s nothing else to do during the weekends anyway; it’s too hot to go anywhere) 🙂
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Bhabhi, the cake is seems to be delicious. I want to eat it. But I think, till now it has finished by everyone at home. InshaAllah, when you come to Hyderabad I want that cake anyhow 🙂
Welcome to the blog, Sabiha! It is such a pleasant surprise to find your comment here 🙂
Yes, the entire cake was consumed right away. But don’t worry, I shall bake one specially for you when I visit Hyderabad next, inshaAllah.
Miss you loads!
Wow sis back to form 🙂
First time i’m seeing this cake , looks beautiful 🙂
Niyaz, this isn’t my normal self 😉 Had the weather been less hostile, I’d be found outdoors taking pictures.
This looks really nice, Nadia!
Do you have to use brown sugar?
PS: LOL@Masoods comment! you guys are so cute, mashAllah! 😀
Thank you, Smiley! Yes, you have to use brown sugar for that yummy caramel on top of the cake 🙂
This looks delicious! Certainly have to try making it soon!!
LavendarClouds, when are you going to update your blog? 🙂
Heehee I’m not much of a consistent blogger am I? I have a bunch of things to talk about (in a way :p) now that you mention it, I’ll update soon INSHALLAH. 🙂 thanks!
That will be great, thank you! I’m looking forward to your updates 🙂
Wow! The cake looks super yummy!
I’m not good at cakes 😦 But this pic is mouth-watering.Perhaps I should try it even if it didn’t turn out that well 🙂
Lat, that’s why I used boxed cake mix for this recipe – you just add eggs, some oil and pineapple juice, and just whisk away!
Woaahh that looks amazingly delicious!!
Thank you, ace 🙂
Oh! Nadia! You made me feel ‘fat’ already with all these superb desserts…! Do you know how fat I am right now? …. 🙂 🙂 🙂
You win the heart of your man when you cook nice food for him. Good job, sis!!!
LOL 😀 We are all entitled to treat ourselves with desserts every now and then 🙂
Wow, the cake looks impressive Nadia! It’s one of my favourite cakes and one of the first few cakes I learnt to bake. Keep up the baking mood! Mine is nowhere in sight right now heheh.
Thank you, Nisa! It’s my favorite cake too, except that I never baked it until now. I’m glad it wasn’t a disaster 🙂
Let’s see how long this baking mood will last 😀
oh what an apt time to land on a post that is abt cake! i hv been thinking of looking up recipes for cakes and there i hv it 😀 hmm got a pineapple can in the fridge..i guess its time i take it out 😀
but i dont hv cherries..what else can i do? any suggestion?
Mubi, you can bake the cake without the cherries. This cake was decorated with pineapples only.
Wow, it looks so beautiful! I am just imagining the compliments I’ll get when I present this cake to my family….*dreamy look*
Alisha, try it. You’ll family will love this cake, inshaAllah 🙂
Looks superlicious! Yum Yum!!! 🙂 Hehe… if my baking mood kicks in I might try your recipe out! Thanks for posting it!
P/s: Btw could you try it out with other kinds of tropical fruits??
Mrs Umer, thank you! If you end up baking a better version, share your tips, please 🙂
I’m trying to find mango, banana or coconut desserts that look good when photographed, lol.
I gained a pound just LOOKING at the cake- THAT is how yummy it looks!
Yummmmyyyyy… if I come to Dubai, will you please make me some?
Specs, not to worry. You’ll lose that pound whilst touring Scotland 🙂
Arey, ek baar Dubai to aao, I’ll make you anything you want, inshaAllah.
thanks a lot for the help nadia 😀 i think i will be baking this soon 😉 look out for pics soon :p
Share them soon!
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You deserve it.
Thank you so much, Atie! I have now displayed the award on My Shelf page 🙂
you ve added a lot of calories to my weight! and i m not forgivin U!
No More A Victim
I know you’ll forgive me 🙂
it looks sooo impressive and easy .. 🙂
Thank you, Joveria! It is really easy, specially since I used a boxed cake mix 😀