Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
This lightened version of an old-fashioned pineapple upside-down cake is full of the flavor you expect, as well as the pineapple slices with cherries in the middle, but has less than 8 grams of fat per serving.
9 servings (serving size: 1 cake square)


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1 (20-ounce) can pineapple slices in juice, drained
Cooking spray
1/3 cup fat-free caramel topping
9 maraschino cherries, drained
5 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 350°.

Press 9 pineapple slices between paper towels until barely moist; set aside. Reserve the remaining pineapple for another use.

Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray; drizzle caramel topping over bottom of pan. Arrange prepared pineapple slices in a single layer over caramel; place 1 cherry in the center of each slice.

Place the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave at high 1 minute or until the butter melts. Add sugar, stirring with a whisk. Add eggs, and stir well. Stir in low-fat buttermilk and next 4 ingredients (buttermilk through baking soda). Lightly spoon 1 1/4 cups flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Add flour, stirring just until blended (do not overstir). Pour the batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 1 minute in pan on a wire rack. Place a plate upside down on top of the cake, and invert onto plate. Cool completely. Cut cake into squares.

Created date

January 1997

Nutritional Information

Calories 264
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 7.9 g
Satfat 4.5 g
Monofat 2.4 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 45.1 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 280 mg
Calcium 68 mg