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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 people
Calories 219kcal


  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Swerve Brown or zero calorie brown sugar replacement
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple slices in juice juice reserved
  • 9 maraschino cherries
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) pkg. Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix
  • 50 grams vanilla protein powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • Water as needed


  • Place butter in a 9×13-inch baking dish and put pan in the oven while it preheats to 350 degrees F.
  • Once butter has melted, carefully remove pan from the oven and sprinkle brown sugar replacement on top in an even layer. Arrange pineapple slices on top and place cherries in the center of each pineapple slice.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, protein powder, egg, yogurt and pineapple juice (add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to measure 1 cup).
  • Spread batter over pineapple in an even layer and bake for 38-40 minutes or until lightly golden brown or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Immediately run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen cake.
  • Place serving plate upside down onto pan; turn plate and pan over and leave inverted for a few minutes until all the topping leaves the pan; remove pan. Serve warm or cold but store cake covered in the refrigerator.


MFP: MFF Pineapple Upside Down Cake
May 2022


Serving: 4.2ounces | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.2g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 3.6g

4 thoughts on “Pineapple Upside Down Cake

  1. So moist and so delicious, and way easier to make than I thought!!!

  2. 5 stars
    This one is so good!! Mine only needed to bake for 29 minutes and it was perfect. Definitely making this one again.

  3. 5 stars
    My family didn’t know it had protien powder in it!! My husband insists “doesn’t like that stuff” Bawhahaha! He doesn’t KNOW he likes it. Needless to say I’l be making this again!!

  4. 5 stars
    It is so yummy!!!

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