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Gluten-Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Gluten-Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Gluten-Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake---

This recipe is so simple, and oh so delicious. This pineapple upside down cake is decadently moist from the juice of the pineapples, and the brown sugar forms a chewy, gooey crust. Amazing.

Let's make some gluten-free pineapple upside down cake!


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple slices, juice reserved
  • 1 (8 oz.) Maraschino cherries
  • 1 (22 0z.) box gluten-free yellow cake mix, we used King Arthur
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) box vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray bundt cake pan with nonstick spray.
  • Evenly pour melted butter into the bottom of the bundt pan and top with brown sugar.

  • Cut pineapple rings in half and alternate with cherries in the bottom of bundt pan.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cake and pudding mixes together. Add reserved pineapple juice, milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil. Mix thoroughly until fully blended.

  • Pour the cake batter evenly over the pineapple and cherries.

  • Bake 30 minutes. Allow to cook 10 minutes. Flip the bundt pan over a plate to release cake. 


We have gluten-free pineapple upside down cake. Enjoy!


    One thought on “Gluten-Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    1. avatar MArgaret Acosta says:

      Do i have to put pudding in it?

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