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A slice of Crock Pot Pineapple Upside Down Cake on a red dessert plate

Crock Pot Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  • Author: Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Crock Pot Recipes
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Crock Pot Upside Down Pineapple Cake 

Crock Pot Pineapple Upside Down Cake is made with a boxed yellow cake mix, pineapple chunks, brown sugar, and butter. This semi-homemade pineapple upside-down cake tastes like homemade and you didn't even have to turn the oven on to bake this cake.



  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 20 oz can pineapple chunks, juice drained and 3/4 cup reserved
  • 22 maraschino cherries
  • box of yellow cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden made with butter not oil)
  • 3 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 oval or round serving platters (depending on the shape of your crock pot)


  1. Line a 6 quart crock pot with parchment paper, leaving a couple of inches of overhang (this will made removing the cake from the crock pot very easy).
  2. Melt the 1/2 cup of the butter and mix 1/4 with the brown sugar. Set the remaining 1/4 cup of butter aside to use in the cake mix.
  3. Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture into the bottom of the lined slow cooker.
  4. Pour the pineapple chunks into the crock pot and spread in a even single layer over the bottom.
  5. Randomly drop the cherries into the crock pot.
  6. In a large bowl mix the dry cake mix with the pineapple juice, melted butter and eggs. Mix well for about 2 minutes.
  7. Pour the cake mix into the crock pot.
  8. Turn the crock pot on high. Place a double layer of paper towels over the top and place the lid on the crock pot.
  9. Pull the ends of the paper towels taunt so they do not touch the cake batter. If your crock pot has latches to secure the lid engage them half way without locking them in place.
  10. Cook for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until the cake is cooked through the center. You can use a tooth pick to check for doneness.
  11. Once the cake is done turn the crock pot off, remove the lid and discard the paper towels. Carefully remove the crock from the slow cooker base and place on a towel to cool slightly.
  12. To serve the Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  13. Carefully pick the cake up by each end with the parchment paper and set on one of the platters without removing the parchment paper, taking care not to spill the melted brown sugar.
  14. Place the second platter on top of the cake top.
  15. Pick the platters up by each end and tightly sandwich the cake between both platters. Quickly and carefully flip the platters over.
  16. Remove the parchment paper to reveal the pineapple topping.
  17. Serve warm or room temp with whipped cream if desired.


  • Calories: 341

Keywords: Crock Pot Cake Recipe, Crock Pot Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Crock Pot Dessert, Summer Cakes, No Oven Cake Reccipe

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