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Colleen's Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Lake Conroe EggerLake Conroe Egger Posts: 285
edited 11:55PM in EggHead Forum
My wife made this fabulous desert for us at the Texas Eggfest.


She asked me to post the recipe - here ya go!

Cast Iron Skillet Pineapple Upside Down Cake


● 1/2 cup butter
● 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
● 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
● 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored,eyes removed, and sliced
● 1 pkg butter recipe cake mix
● 1/2 cup butter, melted
● 2/3 cup water
● 3 whole eggs


Melt 1/2 c. butter in 10-inch cast iron skillet (a deep one is best). Add brown sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add chopped pecans to mixture just before taking off fire.

Set skillet off heat and then add prepared pineapple. Slice pineapple into rings. (I chop a couple rings into pieces for added pineapple between the slices in bottom of skillet.) Arrange pineapple on top of brown sugar mixture. Maraschino cherries may be placed around at this time.

Prepare cake mix as directed on box. If there is juice from pineapple, that can be used instead of the water to make the 2/3 c. of liquid. Add remaining butter, eggs, and liquid to cake mix stir until thoroughly beaten. Pour on top of pineapple mixture.

Place in green egg indirect at 350 degrees. No lid on skillet. Check every 20 minutes and rotate to ensure even cooking.
Bake time is about 1 hour but check with wooden toothpick for doneness. Let cake cool for at least 10 minutes. Run knife around cake to loosen from sides of skillet. Invert onto serving plate.


  • Tarpon65Tarpon65 Posts: 173
    Wow, that looks really good. I think I'm going to make that this weekend, as we are cooking a fresh ham and that would make an excellent desert for the visiting crowd. Thanks for posting the recipe.
  • Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
    Colleen's Pieapple Upside Down Cake was a huge hit.

    Brought back memories of Mamaw's cake. :)
  • PopsiclePopsicle Posts: 520
    Had to be real close to get a sample and it was great. DOW scored a plate full and shared.
    Willis Tx.
  • Colleen was so busy cutting and serving that neither of us got a taste!
  • Thanks Frank.

    I figured if I could get her involved in the cooking she might join me on more Fests. I think she is hooked.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Frank, That was alot of heaven and a litte bit of devil GOOD!!! Tell Colleen it rocked!! Love your pan...but you knew that. :)
    It was a pleasure cooking next to you both!
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    My sweetie and I have made it, and it is very good, but your recipe looks fantastic, can't wait to try it! :ohmy:

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • jballjball Posts: 63
    YUM, my absolute favorite cake...and cooked on the egg. Can't wait to try it myself.
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    Colleen present cake to hords of hungry for desserters


    Colleen serves and we all jump in with eager hands and drooling mouths :woohoo:


    DANG! That was great!! Wanted some with coffee the next morning B)
  • Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
    Colleen's cake may have been the most photographed food at the fest :) :)

  • Rib BonesRib Bones Posts: 449
    Looks delish! Definitely gonna be making this soon. Thanks for sharing! :)
  • egginatoregginator Posts: 569
    I heard a rumor of the cake, but until this moment had assumed that it was only a rumor because I saw no evidence of this cake at the fest. Sigh. People were walking one way looking smug and satisfied, other people were dashing the other way looking for a taste. I was in the middle being way too slow... It does look very tasty.

  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Damn!! Mighty fine looking cake!

    Thanks for posting.
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