Delicious and Moist Gluten-Free Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

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Delicious and Moist Gluten-Free Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 18, 2023

Indulge in the sweet and tropical flavors of this moist and spongy gluten-free pineapple upside-down cake. This classic dessert is wonderfully caramelized and topped with juicy pineapple slices and maraschino cherries. It's a perfect treat for those with gluten sensitivities or anyone who loves a delicious and fruity cake. The recipe is easy to follow and yields a beautiful cake that will impress your family and friends. Enjoy a slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert experience.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 can pineapple slices (20 oz), drained
  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet or a cake pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the melted butter.
  4. Arrange the pineapple slices on top of the brown sugar, placing a cherry in the center of each pineapple slice.
  5. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free all-purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat together the milk, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  7. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  8. Pour the batter over the pineapple slices in the skillet or cake pan, spreading it evenly.
  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  10. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
  11. Gently run a knife around the edges of the cake to loosen it from the pan.
  12. Place a serving plate upside down on top of the pan, then carefully invert the cake onto the plate.
  13. Allow the cake to cool completely before serving.
  14. Garnish with maraschino cherries and serve.
  15. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Pineapple upside-down cake became popular in the early 20th century, and it remains a beloved classic today.
  • The caramelized topping of the cake is traditionally made with brown sugar and butter, creating a rich and gooey texture.
  • Almond flour adds a nutty flavor to the cake and helps give it a moist and tender crumb.
  • Gluten-free all-purpose flour can be substituted with regular all-purpose flour if desired.