Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

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This cake is made in 2 major steps- grilling the pineapple and then baking the cake batter.

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Servings: 12-14


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  • 1 pineapple- cored and sliced
  • 1 Box Jiffy yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg (for the cake mix)
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup rum (for the cake mix- substitute rum for the water in the cake mix!)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries
  • 2 8″ aluminum pie pan


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Mix batter with egg and rum, then add the nutmeg and ginger.
  3. Next, grill the pineapple slices.
  4. As the pineapples are grilling, take a grill-friendly saucepan and add a stick of butter, ½ cup rum and the dark sugar. Let this sauce get warm and bubbly on the grill. Stir occasionally.
  5. Once the pineapple slices have nice grill marks on both sides, take them off the grill.
  6. Layer the pineapple slices on the 2 pie pans. Put cherries in the middle of each pineapple slice. Pour some of the rum sauce over the pinapple (be careful, the pan will be hot).
  7. Now, pour the batter evenly into the 2 pie pans.
  8. Next, create a direct/indirect environment for baking your cake (charcoal to one side or one burner on/off).
  9. Bake cakes about 12-15 minutes or until golden
  10. Pull cakes out off the grill and drizzle the rum glaze over the cakes while it is still warm.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 85g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 336  
Calories from Fat 125 37%
Total Fat 14.23g 18%
Saturated Fat 6.74g 27%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 348mg 14%
Potassium 59mg 2%
Total Carbs 39.57g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 4.99g 3%
Protein 2.53g 4%



  • Katie J.
    March 10, 2012
    Way too much ginger and nutmeg for me, personally I would leave it out all together next time. I really like the taste of the yellow cake alone.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    This is a variation

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