snowy mountain

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

It took me two tries to get an edible Pineapple Upside Down Cake and another two tries to get a delicious one. This is very moist and only slightly banana-y (which goes well with the pineapple in my opinion). Preparing the pan with thinly sliced pineapples is one of my favorite parts:

pineapple upside down cake pan setup

Total time (from slicing through baking): 50 min. Makes one 8″ round cake pan.

Materials: 1 mixing bowl; processor; measuring vessels; 8″ round cake pan. Missing materials or ingredients? Look here.

Ingredients (Substitutions):

Pineapple layer:

  • ⅛ stick butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Thinly slice pineapple


  • 10 Deglet Noor (or 5 Medjool) dates
  • ⅔ cup greek yogurt (I use 2%)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 tbsp apple sauce
  • 1 banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cardamom, lemon zest, or almond extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
pineapple upside down cake moist


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. For pineapple layer: Melt ⅛ stick butter and butter the pan with this. Then sprinkle on ~¼ cup brown sugar (or enough to cover the bottom and sides of pan). Slice pineapples thin and place into pan and up the sides (see photo above). 
  3. For cake part: Chop 10 Deglet Noor (or 5 Medjool) dates. In a processor, blend ⅔ cup yogurt, 1 tbsp oil, 4 tbsp apple sauce, dates, and 1 banana. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Stir in 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 tsp cardamom, lemon zest, or almond extract until well combined.
  4. In a measuring cup, mix together 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup almond flour, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1 tsp baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the wet batter and stir until just combined (may be a little thick).
  5. Bake at 350˚F for 35-40 minutes, until the top is browned. Allow to cool slightly, then flip onto a rack to finish cooling.

Greetings from our kitchen!

Please sign up for the newsletter through our new website: to get a 10% discount on your first order!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.