Crockpot Pineapple Upside Down Cake

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Making this Crockpot Pineapple Upside Down Cake is so simple! The slow cooker does all the hard work and the end result is perfectly moist and indulgent!

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One of the main reasons I avoid making a traditional pineapple upside down cake is the extra work and the stress of not having it come out right.

I hate when I put in some extra work and then it just doesn’t pan out the way I want it to. If you have ever been intimidated by the process of making pineapple upside down cake you need to try this easy and stress free Crockpot version!

Here’s what you’ll need to make Crockpot pineapple upside down cake:

This simplified version of a traditional pineapple upside down cake utilizes all of the same flavors and textures to make this a super moist and flavorful cake.

Here we see the ingredients for our Crockpot pineapple upside down cake laid out and ready to be enjoyed.

Don’t worry about missing out on anything by making this tasty dessert in the Crockpot.

Featured image showing the finished crockpot pineapple upside down cake served with vanilla ice cream on a plate ready to eat.

We will be using butter, brown sugar, maraschino cherries, chopped pecans, pineapple chunks or crushed pineapple, and a yellow cake mix to make this slow cooker pineapple upside down cake.

If you like, also have some vanilla ice cream on hand to serve with this warm cake when it’s finished!

Can I leave out the pecans?

I like the added crunch of the pecans and the flavor pairs nicely with the sweetness of the cake but if you have allergies or issues with nuts just leave them out!

A top down look at a bowl full of the finished pineapple upside down cake with a cherry on top!

It’s no big deal and it won’t impact the overall success of the recipe!

How to make pineapple upside down cake:

Step 1: In a microwave, melt 1/2 cup butter. Stir in the brown sugar. Spread evenly onto bottom of a greased 5-quart slow cooker.

Steps 2-3: Sprinkle with cherries and pecans and top with the pineapple. If you use chunks you may need to chop them coarsely to make sure they’re not too big!

A great shot of the finished cake with ice cream on top ready to be devoured.

Step 4: Sprinkle evenly with the dry cake mix. NO need to prepare the cake mix based on the box directions. Just use the dry mix for this recipe! Next, melt the remaining butter and drizzle over the top of the cake mix. 

Step 5: Cover and secure lid and cook on high for 2 hours or until fruit mixture is bubbly. To avoid scorching the cake, Carefully lift the slow cooker insert with oven mitts, and turn it, one-half turn midway through cooking.

Another look at the finished cake with whipped topping ready to be enjoyed.

Turn off slow cooker and let stand uncovered for 30 minutes before serving. This will let the cake cool down and solidify before you try and scoop it out. If desired, serve with ice cream.

Pineapple upside down cake recipe tips:

This is a Crockpot pineapple upside down cake recipe which means you don’t want to try and take it out in one big cake. That won’t work.

This recipe works best if you just scoop it out into dishes and enjoy.

A view of the cake with the crockpot in the background and a fork at the ready to enjoy this delicious dessert recipe.

Another thing to remember is that you can double this recipe but it might take longer to cook if the recipe is too thick in the middle of the slow cooker.

This recipe for Crockpot pineapple upside down cake serves 10 people and the leftovers (if there are any) can be stored in a container in the refrigerator for a few days afterwards.

A close view of the finished serving of crockpot pineapple upside down cake on a plate.

If you like to serve it warm, just give it a few seconds in the microwave before topping with ice cream.

Looking for other dessert recipes to make in the slow cooker?

Did you know that you can make all kinds of delicious desserts with your slow cooker? I love to make cakes in my Crockpot because they’re easy, require almost no supervision, and they stay super moist and flavorful!

One of the best ways to make dessert in the Crockpot is with this monkey bread recipe. It’s easy and always a crowd pleaser.

A horizontal view of the finished crockpot pineapple upside down cake on a plate ready to be eaten.

I also really love making these chocolate peanut butter lava cakes in the slow cooker, everyone begs for seconds!

If you’ve never made a dessert in the Crockpot before, try this slow cooker rice pudding! It’s easy and the end result is so indulgent!

Printable version of the Crockpot pineapple upside down cake recipe:

Featured image showing the finished crockpot pineapple upside down cake served with vanilla ice cream on a plate ready to eat.

Crockpot Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Yield: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Making this Crockpot Pineapple Upside Down Cake is so simple! The slow cooker does all the hard work and the end result is perfectly moist and indulgent!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 6-ounce jar of maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 20-ounce can of unsweetened pineapple tidbits or crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Instructions

  1. In a microwave, melt 1/2 cup butter. Stir in brown sugar. Spread evenly onto bottom of a greased 5-quart slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle with cherries and pecans and top with the pineapple.
  3. Sprinkle evenly with the dry cake mix. Melt the remaining butter and drizzle over the top of the cake mix.
  4. Cover and secure lid and cook on high for 2 hours or until fruit mixture is bubbly. To avoid scorching the cake, Carefully lift the slow cooker insert with oven mitts, one-half turn midway through cooking. Turn off slow cooker and let stand uncovered for 30 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with ice cream.
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 711Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 42mgSodium 511mgCarbohydrates 132gFiber 9gSugar 95gProtein 6g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

A top down look at the finished cake fresh from the crockpot ready to be eaten.

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